Do Not Worry
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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 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—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
FRIENDLY REMINDER ~
Sometimes, I let my circumstances of life take me away from the promises of God. I look in the natural and I wonder just a bit too much. That wonder can lead to worry and worry to more stress than I realize. I'm human just like anyone else and life can throw us punches sometimes. Those things we didn't think about in younger years or plan ahead for the future. No matter how much I try to tell younger people things, they seem to know it all. I have gained wisdom from older people and listen closely to their stories. Life has took them down different roads than I travel and yet many same roads. It's like a mirror looking into my soul of hope. A hope that God gives and that worry doesn't need to happen to us.
Telling someone not to worry when they are faced with a sudden change is crazy. Of course they are going to be concerned and may even worry. For example, my husband was a union carpenter for 30 years. There were days when he came in from work and told me he lost his job. He would need to go back to the union and wait for another one to come in. He could also go to job site and try to get another one. It was stressful and I would always start crying. I never got to the point of trusting God in that day, because you immediately go to worry and wonder. God never let us down and another job would always come, but it often took time. He retired after 30 years of it and now having a check to depend on takes off pressures of life, but it's much less money. I sometimes let my mind worry and then suddenly remind myself of the verse above on worry. God has this and I must continue to trust God.
I write you daily because I care about you and I know that life can be hard. I also know that life can be great and trusting God through it all is the key to victory. It takes the pressure off of your mind, when you live Romans 12:1-2 renewing your mind!
Today, I felt to write this and no matter where you are in life, God is putting things into order. I pray for you now, your families and friends. There is a brighter day and God continues to do miracles. Don't give up or worry about things you can not change but certainly change the things you can.