May 15, 2013

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD--WORRY

Have you ever wondered what worry really is? Some define it as anxiousness, or fear that sits in your head and festers. Worry represents a process in which the individual continues to live in the past or tries to live in the future.

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:
Proverbs 3:5-6
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, 
Cindy




    

6 comments:

  1. Isn't their rendition of that song just AWESOME. HOPE you have a great day, my friend!!! Love 'ya!

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  2. Hi Cindy! Oh, I needed this so much this morning. My little 90 year old mother is going through a hard time at the moment. She's in a rehab to get her strength back and she has always been so sharp mentally and she was evaluated yesterday and mentally she was a 5! The best being a 15. So, my husband and I have been so concerned, worried, as to what our next step should be. I've been praying my heart out for God to heal her mind so she can go back to her retirement home. Then, what if she's going to stay this way! I'm so torn! I certainly know Who to lean on and I've been bending God's ear now for days. I guess I'm feeling guilty too as she was doing just fine when we left on our trip and we came back and she was a mess. Cindy, I would appreciate your prayers. I don't have any brothers or sisters so all of this is up to my husband and I. I know God will work it all out - He always does - but being in the sinking middle is a hard place to be.
    Thank you for your encouraging post.
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. What great words of reassurance and wisdom. Thanks so much, Cindy. :)

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  4. I have a friend who sent me a card of encouragement once that had a couple of mustard seeds taped to the inside of the card to illustrate the point of how small the mustard seed really is...that I only needed that little bit of faith. My default is worry...as if I could add one minute to my life by doing that. Thanks for the encouragement....a word we all need to remember

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  5. thanks so much for leaving me such a sweet note.

    cindy

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  6. Great Words! Prov. 3 is my go to scripture. Love ya!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy