Saturday, August 13, 2011

Worried Weekend - Day 207

It's easy to worry. It's easy to worry about your future. It's easy to worry about your relationships. It's easy to worry about the little bumps on your face. But what will worry do for you? You become nervous, stressed, unproductive... and you literally waste time worrying about a problem that needs to be fixed, and then you make the problem worse by worrying about it. And then you can worry about worrying about it.

Psychiatrists call it a vicious cycle. Another word for it is "sin."

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." ~ Matthew 6:25-34

It seems like the root of worry comes down to the fact that you're focused on you and your own circumstances. You're looking the wrong way.

"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you." ~ 1 Peter 5:7

Look unto Christ, and He will give you rest. 

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." ~ Matthew 11:28

So stop worrying. Look up. And walk in faith.

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Marissa said...

Great post Daniel. I don't know why I don't read your blog more often. Your posts are always so great, thought provoking, and yet practical. Thank you. That's the very thing I try to do with my blog; you make it look so easy. Keep it up.