Worry into wonder…

Are you worrying about something right now?

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Matthew 25:6-34…

“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 important than food, and the body more important 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

I don’t know about you, but I can be pretty good at worrying sometimes, especially if I’m concerned about the well-being of my kids.

Which is one of the reasons I love this verse so much. I like how it says, “Therefore… do not worry”

It doesn’t suggest that I stop worrying.

It doesn’t say I should only worry a little.

It says…

Do. Not. Worry.

It’s a command — a command to let our stress go and trust that God knows what He’s doing.

And in fact, the verse challenges:

“Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?” (v.27)

I think we’d all agree that worrying does just the opposite; it takes away from our lives. It steals our focus and energy from what’s really important–our faith, our family, our health, our relationships, and making a difference in our world.

So the next time we find ourselves worrying, let’s remember this verse and let our worries go.

Let’s look to God with our concerns because, when we do, He is able to turn our fear into faith,

our anxiety into awe,

and our worry into wonder,

so that we can rest in His unending love and the peace that it brings. 🙂

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