Do you also struggle with worry? This has to be the hardest commandment for me to obey. When Jesus said, “Do Not Worry“, it was not a suggestion, it was a commandment! In Matthew 6:34 of the NIV, Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. This is Jesus’ words. It just gives me cold chills to think of him speaking these words.
I make all kinds of excuses for my worry. I can call it by another name, it is really just concern. Or I justify that the Lord wants me to do “my” part also, so I am just thinking of all the options I have. But, in truth, I am really telling the Lord that I don’t trust him to take care of me. I am saying to him that He needs my help.
Remember when we were children? What worries did we have? None until we started school, and we started to worry about making good test scores. As we grew older, then the worries of if we would be asked out on a date crept into our brains. Am I ever going to get married, have children, is this the right job for me, etc. And if you have children of your own, a whole new set of worries will creep into your thoughts.
The Lord has never let me down, not even once. That does not mean that I have not had trouble or struggles. It means that I can look back on those times and see the blessing that He bestowed upon me. I know that in the midst of the storms, I could not see that blessing, and I lost many hours of sleep with worry. WHY? Why did I put myself through needless pain? Did I change one thing by my worrying? You and I both know the answer is no. One of my BFF’s gave me a little window hanging, that said, “Worrying robs today of it’s happiness.” Isn’t that what the Lord said when he said “tomorrow will worry about itself?”
I know in this world we live in, it is hard not to be anxious about the troubles we see in the news. It is hard not to worry about our children, our jobs, our finances, our marriages, our health, our government, and our country. The upcoming elections are enough to make most of us put our head in our hands in despair. But for today, I am reciting a line from last weeks music video I uploaded. “Sometimes I’ve got to stop and remember that YOU’RE God, and “I” am NOT!”
Today I am uploading a wonderful song by Lauren Daigle, I Will Trust in You. This version has the lyrics, so read along with the words, and let go of the worry. HE in control!
Have a blessed day!