Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Lloyd-Jones on Faith and Anxiety

A large part of faith, especially in this connection, consists of just refusing anxious thoughts.  That to me is perhaps the most important and practical thing of all.  Faith means refusing to think about worrying things, refusing to think of the future in that wrong sense.  The devil and all adverse circumstances will do their utmost to make me do so, but having faith means that I shall say, "No; I refuse to be worried.  I have done my reasonable service; I have done what I believed to be right and legitimate, and beyond that I will not think at all."  That is faith, and it is particularly true with regard to the future. . . .  Faith is refusing to be burdened because we have cast out burden upon the Lord.

- Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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