Monday, March 25, 2013

Why Worry?

Through years of trial and a
continuous barrage of “one-thing-after-another”,
I have learned the importance
of living one-day-at-a-time.

While the world teaches that
we have to plan, fret and worry about the future,
I have learned the wisdom of Jesus’ teaching
on the contrary
(see Matthew 6).

Worrying or dwelling
on tomorrow doesn’t change it.
And imagining the worst
only adds unnecessary stress
to one’s life.

Very seldom does the worst we imagine
even come true;
and seldom are
the things we worry about the most
as important as we think they are.

Jesus tells us
that worry is
the opposite of faith.

You can disguise it however you want
by calling it a different name,
but worry, concern, etc.
cancels out faith
and robs us of the joy
of living in the beauty
of today.

The human capacity to
survive adversity
is an amazing gift from God.

When we understand the depth
of who God is,
we come to understand
how ridiculous worry really is.

Absolutely nothing
takes Him by surprise or
catches Him off guard.

“He’s got the whole world in His hands”;
we like to sing it,
but do we believe it?

Having lived through (and survived) much
(not as much as some, but more than others),
I have learned to trust every word of Jesus.

And when He says,
“Your heavenly Father knows all your needs
and He will give you all you need
from day to day
if you love Him and
make the Kingdom of God
your primary concern,”
I believe Him.

And though things may not
always look the way I had imagined,
I am thankful for the knowledge that
“Father knows best”,
that His plan is good and perfect,
and that the best IS yet to come.

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