Today I Choose to Reject the Idol of Problems

14 Sep

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis




Wow! As I began my morning devotions with Jesus Always, the very first sentence blew my socks off.

“A long-term problem can become an idol.”

How can this be? According to the author, an ongoing difficulty can occupy my thoughts until it reaches idolatrous proportions.

Have I found my mind obsessing on problems? Yes!  But 1 Peter 5:6-7 offers the solution.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time. Cast ALL your anxiety on him because he cares for YOU. “(emphasis mine.


PS: My friends and fellow bloggers are having lunch together today. I can’t wait!  We only get together once or twice a year.



I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

One Response to “Today I Choose to Reject the Idol of Problems”

  1. itsrebekahlyn September 14, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    I found that pretty mind-blowing in the devotional this morning, too. Finding a balance between prayerful petition and release is a struggle for me.


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