Worry is something that most of us wrestle with at times, some more than others. However, in considering a passage today that I have often quoted and more often not practiced, I want to encourage you to listen to the words of Jesus.
“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?” Matt. 6:25-27
Worry, what does it accomplish?
Now the point I am trying to make is that the end result of worrying, by itself, is nothing. It doesn’t change anything just to fret over something. You have to do something about it or let it go if you can’t! Worrying is wearying. I knew a fellow earlier in my life who pronounced it that way. To worry is to be weary.
No then, it does help us to remember vs. 33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” In order for God to bless us with all we need (not want), we need to put His interests first, the kingdom and His righteousness. Then, all these things will be provided.
Just think on it and put the worrying, wearying aside! Worry, it get’s you nothing!!
Steve Weeks, minister firstname.lastname@example.org
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