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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Worry

It's so sad that we spend so much of our time worrying. About money, about our jobs (or lack thereof), about the economy, the list is endless. Isn't sad to think how much time we've wasted thinking about things we cannot change, or cannot fix? I am not talking about my stupid foot (though, moments of anger of how could I fall into a ditch are replaced by some self pity every once in a while. Regretfully, I've spend enough time in bed worrying about work, about something I have no control over just yet). I am talking about the tragic deaths of so many families in Victoria (Australia). Wouldn't you regret all your time spend worrying, not spent tickling your kids, or hugging your husband, or asking your grandparents how they met, knowing, in a week, you'd be dead? It breaks my heart. 65 dead so far, in the deadliest bush fires in 25 years, and possibly by the time you read this, the deadliest fires ever.

Matthew 6:
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

These verses are quotes so often. I need them tattooed on my forehead.

Try to have a worry free day, and just do what you can, and that's it. God is in control, though we might not always be able to see the forest for the trees.

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