Sent on November 4, 2015
We live in a world that is constantly impressing on us things that we should be anxious about or worry about.
Will I have enough money to raise my kids?
Gotta get my kids into sports in order for them to develop well, but can I really afford the things the world says my kids needs?
The older generation worries about not having enough to retire, health issues and insurance issues. We want to have a sense of safety with every loophole covered.
I could go on listing the issues that we could get tangled up with, but that would be useless because for many people the list of things to worry about never ends.
This is a fitting quote from Joe Wheeler:
“Never attempt to bear more than one kind of trouble at once. Some people bear three kinds—all they have had, all they have now and all they expect to have.”
While that piece of advice may be helpful it still doesn’t measure up to what Jesus attempted to get across to His followers. Jesus doesn’t want us to worry about anything. He said in Mt 6:25:
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”
He goes on to mention that the birds never worry about this stuff, yet their creator takes care of them.
Jesus drove home the concept of how if we trust our Father, He will keep us in a state of perfect peace. It takes real faith to trust and not worry, to discipline the mind into taking on God’s thoughts for you.
All things are possible to him who believes. This includes thinking in line with scripture which says:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to Go.”- Php 4:6
May your mind be filled with God thoughts!
Have a wonderful week…
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