Monday, May 10, 2010

God has things under control

Do Not Worry
22Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[a]? 26Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well". (Luke 12:22-31)

Jesus knew that people can easily get caught up in worrying about having enough of the essential elements of life; food, clothing, and shelter.
If you are worrying about things, you won't have very much energy to think about God. I think the point Jesus was making is that worry does not change anything. He pointed out that God takes care of all creation. Plants and animals don't have to think about their needs because God supplies food for them and makes them grow. He will take care of you as well because he loves you more than anything else in his creation.
So, don't waste your time worrying about stuff. Don't worry about a future that may not happen. Spend that time and energy trusting in God and growing your faith in God's caring and concern for you. If you Let God be the focus of your life you won't have time to worry. Don't forget that God has things under control.

Peace and love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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