Matthew 6:25-34 says:
25 “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 clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
If Jesus said that we cannot ADD not one single hour to our lives by worrying then why do you and I waste so many hours in a fretful state of anxiety? I can remember my granny would say, "I know the Lord tells us not to worry but that is much easier said than done!"
I would be telling a big fat lie if I said I never worry. Sometimes I think I don't worry but then deep inside in the pit of my stomach I can feel that anxiety creeping up to my throat and then to my head. You know the feeling I am talking about don't you?
It is at those times that I have to get a grip and say,
"Lord, You are the one who created my life and You can be trusted with the details of my life.
I have to admit to Him that my faith is lacking and ask Him to help me to have the faith of a mustard seed.
I have to make every effort to keep my eyes focused on HIM and not the problem or the issue at hand.
I have to remember that my HOPE is in HIM and in HIM alone.
May we commit these versus to our life daily:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.
May we be reminded of HOW GREAT HE IS!
Hugs and blessings,