Today, I want to talk to you about worry and how, so easily, we are robbed of peace, because of how much we worry. I wish that worry was one of the emotions that we didn't have to deal with. I'm fine with all of the others, but worrying about things, it's the worst! Worse than all of the other negative emotions, because it's the hardest thing to let go of. Anger, frustration, sadness, nervousness; these are all feelings that I can overcome through prayer and reading scripture. These feelings last only for a short while for me, but worry? Worry can last for so long. Even when I say that I am not worried, sometimes secretly, I still am. I don't want to be, but it's the truth! There are so many things in life to worry about, maybe that's why. I just wish that I could let it all go.
Maybe I can. Let's take a look at some of the scriptures in Matthew chapter 6.
Chapter 6 verses 25 -34 says this....
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God[e] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Friends, these are words spoken straight from the mouth of God!! How beautiful and reassuring they are to me, and I pray that they are for you too!!
John 14:27 has some of the most powerful words in scripture.
So let's receive His piece but trusting in His Word and knowing how much He loves us and will provide for us everything that we need!! Have a great weekend friends!