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Worthy News Brief - May 7, 2019

Friend, don't be overwhelmed with tomorrow!

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

When I first gave my life to the Lord, like many of us, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. If God would have shown me, at that time, all the things that would have to change about me, I think I would have gone running for dear life!

Now, here we are, in Israel, a whirlwind of events going on around us, a growing ministry, all the trials you can imagine in relating to a different culture, language, etc. Ha! If you would have shown me this picture back in the days of my rebellion, I think I would have laughed my head off in unbelief!

But that is the Lord's way. God is a gentleman. He doesn't show us more than He feels we need to know. He knows that we are weak and He's merciful enough not to give us more than we can handle. He desires for us to lay our worries upon Him and trust Him for our future.

God has not given us the power to overcome all the problems we have yet to face. He has given us only the power to overcome what faces us today! Just as the children of Israel could collect only enough manna for one day, the power God gives us to face our trials -- it only comes one day at a time.

Friend, God has so many wonderful adventures ahead for us who love Him and are called according to His purpose -- and He will surely give us the strength to endure the trials we'll face with each adventure. Let's trust Him only for today's trials -- and let Him worry about the rest!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love,

George, Baht Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah
Arad, Israel

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Around the World
Pope Pushes Idea of Global Authority at Vatican Nation-State Conference
Pope Francis is pushing for a global authority that supersedes the rights of individual countries, all with the goal of pursuing the common good.
U.S. Official: Deployment of Carrier Strike Group to Middle East to Stave Off ‘Potential Preparations by Iranian forces’
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says a carrier strike group led by the USS Abraham Lincoln recently deployed to the Persian Gulf is “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran.
Pence to offer 'carrots' to Venezuela military, warnings to judges
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set on Tuesday to offer new incentives to Venezuela’s military to turn against President Nicolas Maduro, responding to an attempted uprising that fizzled out last week, a senior administration official told Reuters.
Turkey says it will not bow to U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal
Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies.
US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region
The Trump administration warned China and Russia on Monday that the U.S. won’t stand for aggressive moves in the Arctic region, which is rapidly opening up to development and commerce as temperatures warm and sea ice melts.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Mossad intel of looming Iranian attack led US to send in carrier force
The United States received information from Israel concerning an alleged Iranian plot to attack American interests in the Gulf, Axios reported on Monday.
Netanyahu to military: Get ready for another escalation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it was 'clear that this is not the end of the campaign,' hours after a ceasefire to end a surge of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel took hold on Monday.
Same old media bias dredged up following Israeli reprisals after Gaza rocket barrage
While Israel absorbed as many as 700 rockets fired by the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad from the Gaza Strip over the weekend, the media turned the tables on the aggression and launched its usual assault on the Jewish state.

Inside the United States
'This Is a Baby!' Focus on the Family's LIVE 4D Ultrasound Largest Pro-Life Event Ever in NYC
The issue of life took front and center this weekend in New York City's Times Square. In its first 'Alive from New York' event, Focus on the Family turned out a massive show of support to protect the unborn.
Muslim American Society Investigating ‘Oversight’ After Video Published of Kids Singing About Beheading
The Muslim American Society will investigate an event at a Philadelphia Islamic Center last month at which children sang violent songs which the organization says were not 'properly vetted.'
76% of Democrats, 69% of U.S. Adults Want Congress to Probe Origins of DOJ’s Russia Investigation
Three-fourths (76%) of Democrats want Congress to investigate the origins of the Justice Department’s probe that led to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump, a new CNN poll finds.

Christian News
Christians Overwhelming Persecuted for their Faith according to a British Gov't Report
Roughly 80 percent of people who suffer persecution for their faith are Christian according to a recently released report issued by the British government.
Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides
Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive.

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