Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Choosing Not To Worry!
Oh it's just plain crazy all the things in this world we can get so worried about! How you are going to pay your next bill? How you are going to get groceries with only $10 to last you till your next pay day that's a week away? You can worry about your life, your finances, your family, friends, job, if you'll even have one in a couple weeks because of all the lay-offs going around. You can worry about if your car is going to make it for another 10,000 miles. Worry is EVERYWHERE. You look around and sometimes you can just see the look on people's faces and know that they are worrying about something.
Well it's hard but we technically are not suppose to worry...about anything! It's one of the toughest things in the world! How can a person who has $10 in their bank account supposedly buy food and a tank of gas? How can we look at all of these things that mathematically don't add up and we are suppose to have faith that it will work out?
One of my favorite passages in the bible is:
"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?" - Matthew 6:26 (NIV)
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
I personally like this verse in the NLT version:
"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done" (NLT)
So here we have it. God is telling us literally NOT to worry... about anything! Because He loves us so much and will see to it that our needs are met. Again I say, that is sooo hard. Looking at my checkbook balance worries me, but if I just let it go and know that God will supply my every need, I have no reason to doubt God. Has there ever been a reason to doubt Him before? He's never done anything wrong...ever!
Just remember (and I am telling my self this), that there ALWAYS is light at the end of the tunnel, whether you see it or not. Besides, God owns everything! from the earth, to the universe, the surrounding stars, planets, and even every piece of silver, gold, diamonds and jewels. I think if we need a little loan once in while, I doubt it would even make a scratch in His bank account. He just loves to bless us. We just have to trust in Him and have faith that we are more valuable then the birds of the air and that God will help us get through our situation.