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Matthew 6:25- 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? 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?
Good Monday morning, my friends! I’m so glad that you decided to join me. I hope you had a great weekend with your friends & family, and that you managed to sneak in a little time to rest. The Watson’s certainly did. Although there were a few things that we both needed and wanted to do and did, we were able to take advantage of some much needed down time, too! The time not only allowed us to rest our bodies and gear up for the week ahead, but it gave me some time to reflect on the topic that I wanted to share with you, which is the topic of worrying.
How many times over the past week would you say that you caught yourself worrying about something? If your honest, likely many. Perhaps it was about something small, such as how you were going to accomplish all the task on your agenda for the day. Or, maybe something more like a recent life changing event that has taken place within your home. Do you feel like the time that you spent worrying about whatever it was or is helped you in any way? Did it help to accomplish the task or take away the burden? Probably, not. So why then do we waste precious time on worrying, if there is no chance of it changing the outcome?
Although I believe worrying is natural for us all, I also believe that it often stims from outside sources. Think about the news for instance, I don’t know about you, but I can turn it on at any given time, which is rare, and have an opportunity to worry as they speak of all the things that are going on in our community, country…world. Better yet, I can have an opportunity to worry about the things that could potentially happen as a result of them. From the foods we eat that have the potential of harming us to the crimes that are taking place, there are many opportunities to worry. I could go on and on with examples of this, but I think you get my point.
Essentially, each time that we worry about something, we take on the responsibility of being God. Now hear me, please. I don’t think that we make a conscious decision to do so, but in a round about way, that is exactly what we are doing. See, we can’t trust in The Lords plan for our lives and worry about the things that are going on around us or that could potentially happen, simultaneously. It just doesn’t work, and I believe this is the point that The Lord is making in Matthew 6:25. He has a plan for everything, and is in control of it all. In other words, he has it all worked out . Do not worry.
So, if worrying is something that we all do that comes natural, what are we supposed to do about it? Over the course of the next 3 days, we will dig into Gods word and find answers to that very question. My goal is to equip you with some of the tools that are available to us that will help you to trust in The Lord more, and to worry less. I hope you will stick around as we do just that! Have a great Monday, everyone!