|Beautiful photography today courtesy of Eileen DeCamp--Blue Ridge Lavender|
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin, Matthew 6:28b (KJV).
With six children, there is always something I could worry about. And with a hundred and fifty high school students on my class rosters, my head could spin about that. But wouldn't that be a waste of my time? Isn't that a lack of faith in God?
So much has been written about worry, I'm sure I can't say anything new. It's a part of the universal human condition. Jesus knew our condition when he gave us his principle for living worry-free.
"Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto this day is the evil thereof," Matthew 6:34 (KJV).
Jesus spoke about worry in his Sermon on the Mount. Take therefore no thought for the morrow . . . . Don't worry about tomorrow. Don't even give it a thought. We're given only one day at a time. Tomorrow may never come.
For the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself . . . . Tomorrow we can think about tomorrow's business.
Sufficient unto this day is the evil thereof. There is enough to deal with today.
We know His words.
We know our God is bigger than all our problems today and the ones that we might face tomorrow. Yet, it is a step-by-step walk of faith every day.
And when each day is done, it becomes that wonderful part of our story called the past. Once lived, it's done, saved for all eternity. If we trust Jesus to help us live each day as best we can, without worry, we can enjoy the treasure of a life well-lived. Trusting Him to take care of us just like he does the lilies of the field.
Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you, 1 Peter 5:7.
I know He cares for you, precious one. Be blessed with a carefree day. You are so much more valuable that the lilies and the birds. I have to hang onto His Truth.
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