Friday, September 11, 2020

Why Worry?

 We used to sing a chorus in church that went like this:

Why worry when you can pray?

Trust Jesus He'll be your stay.

Don't be a doubting Thomas

Rest fully on His promise

Why worry, worry, worry, worry

When you can pray?

So many today are stressed and full of worry. Why? Perhaps that's the way society has conditioned us. When things are tough we should worry. When money is tight we should worry. 

The question I would like to pose to you is, "Is this God's way?" Is this God's plan for the believer's life? Aren't we supposed to respond differently?

Jesus had some things to say about this. Let's take a look. 

Matthew 6:25-34 CSB

[25] "Therefore I tell you: Don't worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothing? [26] Consider the birds of the sky: They don't sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you worth more than they? [27] Can any of you add one moment to his life-span by worrying? [28] And why do you worry about clothes? Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don't labor or spin thread. [29] Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. [30] If that's how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won't he do much more for you-you of little faith? [31] So don't worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' [32] For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. [33] But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. [34] Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

As a Jesus follower we have no right to worry. As we see in Jesus' own words above, God will take care of us. How wonderful is that? We don't have to worry! If you are a worrier...stop it! 

Another chorus we used to sing went like this:

Turn it over to Jesus

Turn it over to Jesus

Turn it over to Jesus

And smile the rest of the day!

Put your trust and your faith in God. He's got your back!

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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