Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church

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Pastor: Rev. Beverly Hall
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Blog - Why Worry When You Can Pray?

Recent Posts from our Pastor, Rev. Bev on the topic "Why Worry When You Can Pray?"

Have you ever felt “trapped?” Trapped is when you feel helpless and hopeless and the world seems to be crashing in on you and you can’t escape. I know what it’s like to feel trapped. When I had my first stroke, I couldn’t move my right side. I had a terrible headache that felt as if a vice was squeezing my head (and that headache lasted 8 years). I had garbled speech. I knew what I wanted to say, but I couldn’t clearly communicate my thoughts. I was trapped inside my own body.

I walked into his room at the care center. I knew he was in his 20’s and that he had cystic fibrosis and that he had lived in the care center for about 6 months. I knew his name but not much else about this young man. As I opened the curtain and announced my presence, I was shocked to see all of the frog images in his room. He had posters of frogs, pictures of frogs, statues of frogs, stuffed toys that were frogs. Everywhere I looked, there were frogs! I thought this might be a good way to begin our conversation, so I asked him, “Why frogs?”

My grandmother was a church organist. I would go to her church for their Vacation Bible School. I would sit next to her on the organ bench and she would play little songs for me. One VBS song stuck in my head and has led me during many difficult times. It was called, “Why Worry When You Can Pray?” The words may strike a chord in your heart also: “Why worry, when you can pray? Trust Jesus, he’ll be your stay. Don’t be a doubting Thomas, rest surely on his promise. Why worry, worry, worry, worry, when you can pray?”

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