I hope each of you had a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year full of opportunities.
Lets be honest, how many of us worry about the things we have no control over or what I like to call the what-ifs of life? Do you see my hand, it’s higher than all the rest of the others. I am a worrier. I worry about the what-if, life never really throws my way. If there is a possiblity of something bad happening, I automatically start worrying over it, no matter what it is. “What if I get my heart broken?? What if I go into the hospital unexpectedly???”
I currently am reading Chad Eastham’s book,” The Truth About Guys” in there he states a profound thought, I think, “we don’t need to worry, because God has a better plan than our own. ”
One of my favorite passages is found in Matthew 6:25-36, it reads,
“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? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 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? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ”
It clearly states a promise , if we trust in God he will take care of us. He will provide for all our needs, big and small. What we will eat, drink and clothes to wear. The small worries are still there, although they shouldn’t be worried about it. The worry of going into the hospital unexpectedly or getting strep. If we do we shouldn’t be worried about it, God has a bigger plan. I would like to leave you with a question to ponder on from Chad Eastham,” what would our life look like if you didn’t worry?”