Worried

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Jesus explicitly tells us not to worry so much.  But most of us seemingly cannot heed the Lord’s advice.  Instead we make ourselves sick worrying about things that are completely out of our control.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink,
or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky;
they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns,
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are not you more important than they?
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?
Why are you anxious about clothes?
Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.
They do not work or spin.
But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor
was clothed like one of them.
If God so clothes the grass of the field,
which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow,
will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’
or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’
All these things the pagans seek.
Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”

God knows what is best for us.  Often, we fail to recognize that fact.  His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.  Trust in his care for your life.

He will not abandon you.

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One Response to Worried

  1. Mary Thomas says:

    I am better able to do this today than I was some years ago. I am learning what I can change, what I cannot change and to let those things I cannot change go to God to handle.

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