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. Matthew 6:27-33 (NIV)
This weekend my pastor talked about how worrying is a symptom of not believing God’s Word.
We all worry. My mother would tell me how I should not worry but I would tell her something I was doing and in the next breath she would say: “I’m so worried about you!” I asked her when she told me not to worry but she would say she was worried about me, what was the difference? She would always tell me “it was different.”
As I have children of my own, I have to tell you I get what she was saying. The things I worry the most about are my children. But, is it really different?
When I read the above verses, it just makes me realize I need to not only give God myself, my money, my life, but also my children! To see that God uses a child’s death as a significant gift that in turn is a sacrifice for all the world’s sin, makes a lot of sense for being one of the biggest prices to pay.
Do you say you believe God’s Word and worry a lot? Do you look around at the relationships you have or even the flowers and realize God’s splendor? Are you willing to love God with ALL of your heart, mind and strength?
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