Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Don't worry....

My wife posted this verse from Matthew 6 on Facebook this morning (it's one of her favorites),

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." –Jesus (from Matthew 6)

It’s convicting each time I read it.  I’m always amazed how quickly and easily I fall into worry and fear.  We all do it….as if we could really change something or fix it by worrying…what silly little creatures we are. 

Jesus sums up his sermon on worry with the words I quoted. The reason he could invite us to this strange place of trust is because of, 1. the power of God to meet our needs and, 2. the love of God that moves him to do so.  

The conclusions Jesus makes have foundations in the very heart and nature of God himself.  If, like so many today, he simply said, “Don’t worry” but gave us no reason not to we would all smile and dismiss him.  But Jesus based his invitation on God himself.  Don’t worry. God loves you and he is able to address and meet your needs.  He is a big God!  Enjoy your day.

1 comment:

Dave said...

“However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.”
―Henry Wadsworth Longfellow