Therefore, do not worry.

MATT. 6:34 says “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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I think I’ve heard this verse maybe 250 times in my life. Recently, I’ve passed by it while flipping through my Bible or whenever I read my devotion. Even though I take the Bible seriously and what it has to offer, I pass by verses everyday, read them, tell myself “APPLY THIS TO YOUR LIFE TINA” and move on with my day. It probably would take me 30 seconds into any conversation I’d have where I’d start to state something about worry or distrust. Even if it’s about where to eat dinner at…I worry that the other person won’t like my choice. Every night when I go to bed, I worry that I won’t get everything done the next day that needs to be marked off my agenda list. Worry comes in the smallest and largest forms. Worry=anxiety. I worry all the time what I am going to do with my life if I won’t get accepted into graduate school. Why do I still worry so much if I tell others I’m a Christian and believe what the Bible has to offer? Then that’s not me being the best person I can be.

So, recently I’ve decided to give up all my worries to God. The second I recognize I’m in a stage of worry, I shut my mind off and give it to Him. It’s hard, but I know it’s worth the best shot I’ll ever make. Me giving it to the big Man upstairs is basically me surrendering myself to Him, telling Him that my ways are less than His ways and putting my faith in Him.

Joyce Meyer states “Surely God loves me more than a bird and I never seen a bird sitting on a brand having a break down because he didn’t know where his next worm was coming from. God teaches us that we don’t have to worry about tomorrow.”

Let me know if you can find a story in the Bible where Christ didn’t provide and left people to worry their life away. He cradles and care for each of us and I ask Him to wipe away our worry with each morning breath we take. The moment we lay our worries down at the feet of Christ, He will recognize our humble hearts and bless us for our act of faith. Also, pretty sure we miss out on a lot of life if we just sit and worry.

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