Sermon illustrations: Worry

Don’t Focus on Your Worries

One day John Wesley was walking with a troubled man who expressed his doubt as to the goodness of...

Flying in the Clouds

A recently licensed pilot was flying his private plane in a cloudy day. He was not very experienced...

Bearing Your Burdens

“I compare the troubles which we have to undergo in the course of the year to a great bundle of...

Salvation Is Not Dependent on Feelings

Once a man told D. L. Moody that he was worried because he did not feel saved. Moody asked, “Was...

Despair Is Contagious

There was a fellow who was about to jump from a bridge. An alert police officer slowly and...

Wringing His Hands

Ralph was head over heels in trouble, but doing little to help himself. A friend advised, “Ralph,...

The Benefit of Worry

An exasperated husband asked his wife, “Why are you always worrying when it doesn't do any good?”...

The Lay Awake Plan

Some people buy things on the “lay awake plan.” They lay awake each evening trying to figure out...

Life Insurance

A very nervous airline passenger began pacing the terminal when bad weather delayed his flight....

8 Contributors to Peace of Mind

Duke University did a study on “peace of mind.” Factors found to contribute greatly to emotional...

God Will Take Care of You

James Cash Penney (who started J. C. Penney stores) made some unwise commitments and became very...

Jesus Paid it All

In her autobiography, My Life, former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir tells the story of her...

Quotes on Time

“We'll have all eternity to celebrate our victories, but only one short hour before sunset to win...

Worry and Joy

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its joy."—Leo Buscaglia