Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Consumate Worrier

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[e]?
 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.
Matthew 6 – 25:33

It says it all right there – do not worry! So, why am I such a worrier? I get it – give it to God. However, I just don’t let it go. My good friend and I always say “Let Go, Let God”. Is it a control thing? Do I choose to worry out of fear that if I don’t worry about it I’m not giving it its due diligence?  What if, what if, what if???

My husband is a worrier. My son, age 13, is a worrier. We worry – it’s what we do. It’s in our nature. Not just big things either – everything! Geesh!

Dear God,

Please help us to stop worrying. We want to give it over to you. Give us the strength to Let Go – because we know you can handle things so much better than we ever could. Take this worry from our hearts, from our brains, and replace the time wasted with works we can do for You.

In Your most Holy Name,


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