Luke 12:22-26 – Then turning to his disciples, [Jesus] said, "Don't worry about whether you have enough food to eat or clothes to wear. For life consists of far more than food and clothes. Look at the ravens — they don't plant or harvest or have barns to store away their food, and yet they get along all right — for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! And besides, what's the use of worrying? What good does it do? Will it add a single day to your life? Of course not! And if worry can't even do such little things as that, what's the use of worrying over bigger things?" (TLB)
Lately, my life has become one big worry. Off work on medical leave, I worry about how I will feed my family and pay the rent and bills. Not knowing what the future will hold is very difficult. I am very much aware that we Christians are to trust God to provide what is necessary for us. I know that worry is like a rocking chair: it gives us something to do, but it doesn't get us anywhere. It is true that although we don't know what the future holds, we do know who holds the future. However, I can't talk the talk if I can't walk the walk. To call myself a believer and to truly follow God's plan is to trust that He is totally in control of my life — and yours!
Jesus asks the question, "Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?" The answer is, of course, they can't. Let us all try to put aside our worries about the future. The only day that we have is today. Let us learn to trust in God's plan and be open to the miracles that He brings. In the face of our worries and fears, it would be helpful to thank God that He is in control and to memorize and repeat this Scripture verse:
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV)
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to trust in You and be open to the daily miracles that are all around us. Amen.
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