This morning I was reading a book for my quiet time. It’s called Stuck by Jennie Allen. And it’s a workbook study. You know where you read some and write some. It is really a great study so far. You draw pictures, journal, ponder on a thought, etc. Really great for any learning style.
Anyway, I stumbled upon something that I knew I needed to blog about. WORRY. Everyone struggles with it!
Do Not Worry
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[a]?
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.
After I read these verses I was reminding what I always struggle with. I seem to believe a lie that God has much bigger things to worry about then little ole me. There are kids starving in Africa, sex trafficking everywhere, fighting in the middle East, and so on and so on and so on. Those things are going on. But I’ve got to stop believing this lie. God does care about what I wear, what I eat, and what I do. This means he cares about how I discipline the kids, how I get everything done, etc.
Everyday I have an internal struggle about this. But this morning God pointed out these verses to me – “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.” What a perfect clear way of saying – “Look to me, Rachael. I care about everything you do Rachael. And STOP worry about everything! I love you.”