Matthew 6:25-27 (NLT) -That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life – whether you
have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear… 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? Can all your worries add a single moment to
I struck a chord with yesterday’s
post. Worry. I haven’t received so many responses since launching this blog. I hear you. You worry!
I understand because I’m a work in progress too.
God prepared me with a response in
that I’ve read several devotions about worry recently. So let me pose a
few questions for thought: Do you believe Jesus’ crucifixion saves you
from sin? Do you believe God loves you
and has this power?
In the Bible, God himself tells us
His power is infinite, limitless, and beyond our mind’s capacity to
comprehend. Do you believe Him? If God is able to forgive sin and has
infinite power, is He also able to provide for all your needs and save
your little messes too?
There’s a difference between
knowing intellectually that God is all powerful and living a life based on that
Truth. Trust increases in baby steps as
you hand over one worry to Him and see that He resolves it (perhaps in a
surprising way – perhaps in a better
way). This experience strengthens your
faith so you might consider allowing Him to guide you through another stress or
two. Gradually you realize that God
really is in control. He does
care. He is involved in the details of your life. Your knowledge is becoming belief, allowing
you lean harder into the Truth that God is able and you don’t need to worry so