A Translation Guide (What We Say – What We Mean)

“I’m worried” – “I don’t trust You, All-Powerful God.”

“I’m impatient.” – “Eternal God, clearly You don’t understand the concept of time.”

“I’m in a panic because no one saw this coming!” – “All-Knowing Lord, Your wisdom has serious limits.”

“I must hold on tightly to everything I get.” – “God, Owner of All Creation, You won’t provide for my needs.”

“No good can come of this.” – “Your design for my life is worthless, Master Planner.”

“I deserve to be happy.” – “Righteous God, You aren’t concerned about my holiness.”

“I must do this myself.” – “Father, Your grace falls short of my need.”

Matt. 6:25-34; Ps. 37:7-9; Ps. 147:5; Phil. 4:19; Jer. 29:11; 1 Pet. 1:16; Heb. 4:16

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence…” – 2 Peter 1:3

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