Monday, October 20, 2008

Don't Worry - Here's Why!


"For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?

And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span?

And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

But seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Matthew6:26-34 (New American Standard)

14 comments:

Betsy said...

Such good reminders! I always say that worrying doesn't help the situation one bit and actually drains you of emotional energy...but easier said than done!
This little frog doesn't look worried about anything! :)

daffy said...

Very good. Things we need to hear every once in while. Very timely Tracie...
loving the little frog. :o)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Thanks. That passage is much needed at this time.

And what a cute photo.

Connie said...

I agree...your recent posts are quite timely since many people are anxious...surprisingly enough...I am okay!

Cherdecor said...

This is a very timely post since a lot of people are losing their jobs or losing hours. It is a time that we can allow God to show himself strong on our behalf.

nikkipolani said...

I was going to say, what timely advice. And yet I realized that there's really no bad timing for this wonderful reminder. Thank you, Tracie.

Charli and me said...

Great post!

thedailydish said...

Amen. Thanks Trace!

jenniferw said...

God will certainly take care of His own.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Excellent reminder! God has used you today to "edify others". We should all strive to be that kind of Believer.
Christian ((Hugs)) Sparky ♥ ∞

Merle said...

Dear Rosezilla ~~ Great post and a very familiar reminder of how God cares for all of his world, and animals and mankind
Thanks for posting it.
Thanks for your comments about the story of Bob the cop, and what not to say to a cop. Glad you enjoyed them. Take care, Love, Merle.

Wanda said...

Rosezilla ~~ this was great. In fact I have started a 12 week Sunday Meditation on my blog about Worry, Anxiety and Contentment!!

Love your scriptures.

Have a great Week end.

Merle said...

Hi again Rosezilla ~~ Just a note to let you know that I have left an award for you on my blog. I hope you will enjoy it. Love, Merle.

this is my patch said...

I have had the day off today. No anxiety whatsoever! I love your frog snap. x

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