Why Worry?

 
 

Well, it’s that time of year to think about your resolutions and goals for the upcoming months.  Do you have a whole list of things you want to accomplish, or just a couple major milestones?  For me, I only have one this year.  I mean, yes, I have lots of things I want to accomplish, but I don’t want to say “Yes!  This is the year!” and then get all disappointed come next Christmas and wonder where all that time went.  So this year, I would like to just have faith in Him.

 

25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 And why do you worry about clothes?  See how the flowers of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.

We used these verses as a reading at our wedding once upon a time, but these sentiments seem to have been lost in the shuffle of our crazy daily lives.  It’s still one of my favorite pieces of Scripture (hence us using it in our wedding), so I figure it’s high time to dig it up, dust it off and use it as my inspiration and comfort.

To be honest, telling me not to worry is like telling a dog to not wag her tail.  It’s just something I do.  But hey, what else is a resolution for than to give it a try?

What about you?  Do you have any favorite verses that keep you sane throughout the year?

 
 
 
 
 

Comments

  1. says

    I’ll join you in that. : ) I recently re-read this in a morning devotional & decided that this was my year of “Seek first”… Worry is in my genes…I come from a long line of women who worry…but this year I am really going to try to let tomorrow take care of itself & not give it too much thought…. I am also using Matt. 11:28 “Come to me….. & I will give you rest” Thanks for sharing…

  2. says

    The only resolution I made this year is my year’s motto: Let Go. Let God. I’m relying on Him and letting go of being in control (atleast trying to :)

  3. says

    Thank you for this wonderful post that you have published. I was struck especially when you say “These sentiments seem to have been lost in the shuffle of our daily lives crazy”. I no longer have faith intense than once, although life has been good to me: she gave me health and a beautiful family, but also a lot of stress and worry and I can not find the peace of mind that I want. If you don’t mind, I will borrow the verses of S.Matthew that you mentioned, to meditate in times of sadness and maybe start to pray as once.

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