Sunday, May 24, 2009

No Need to Worry

In my study time, I came across this commentary, and it was just what I needed. Isn't that just like our God! It's called "Seven Reasons Not to Worry," taken from Matthew 6:25-34.
Jesus says, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life ..."
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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? ...See how the lilies of the field grow...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, O you of little faith? ...So do not worry ... 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..."
Wow! The message to me is that the God who created the universe is the same God who orchestrates the details of my life. If I worry about what might happen tomorrow, I will not serve effectively today. God does not turn His back on those who depend on Him. In fact, He knows our needs even before we do. Worrying demonstrates a lack of faith in how big our God is, putting Him in a box and limiting His boundless resources and power. God challenges me to grow and step out of my comfort zone, and if I worry, then I will let my own fears keep me from experiencing all He has for me. I know He gives me sufficient grace and compassion for today, and I don't need to be concerned about tomorrow!
Whatever trials you and I are facing, there is One who has the answers, the strength, grace, mercy and desire to walk us through the fire. His Word says He confides in those who fear Him - awesome! Let's not be paralyzed by fear and worry - let's get on our knees and give it to Him!


Anonymous said...

Amen! Once again...God provided someone with a message I needed to hear!!

April said...

I knew He would give you exactly needed. Your heart was open to His word and you applied it! Thank you so much for being a wonderful example!

Love you!

Mom to my China Posse said...

Thanks you for this wonderful reminder. i am kinda going thru somethign right now that i needed this messege as well. Thanks

~Mis-Wen~ said...

I was just noticing how your tickers are climbing....your LOA and the fundraising. Even in the midst of a storm, there is much to praise Him for!

Praying too!


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