Sunday, February 28, 2016

Do Not Worry

  “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? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

  “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 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?

 “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6: 25-31, NIV)

Every Sunday during Lent, I’ve been sharing Jesus’s beautiful words from The Sermon on the Mount in the book of Matthew. Aren’t these some of the most beautiful words ever written? Words will all need to take to heart. I surely cannot remember a time in my life when worrying solved any problems. Can you?

Lord, God, settle our hearts and minds so that we can rest in Your peace, knowing that You have all things taken care of. Amen.
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1 comment:

Denise said...

Yet,we still worry.