Good morning lovelies!
I find it hard NOT to be anxious. Do you? There are so many concerns and cares in our daily lives that it can be overwhelming.
For the past several months, my husband has been out of work. He is of retirement age, but employment for him will keep him occupied for his own sanity AND help with paying the bills. It will give me sanity, too! And my own work-at-home endeavors are a concern as well.
Did you know that this verse – Matthew 6:31 – is not a suggestion from the LORD? It says in the KJV – “take no thought.” I never thought of it as a command. In the NASV – “do not be worried about your life.”
My pastor provided the following scenario in a recent sermon this month.
Think of a parent who has a young child. He’s worried about breakfast. If there will be food on the table when he gets up in the morning. This young child is fretting and asking for reassurance from his mother that she’ll provide breakfast. The mom feels degraded by the fretting because she has always provided for her child.
My pastor asked us to put the LORD in that scenario – as the parent. I never thought about it that way, have you? The LORD is hurt by our fretting. I have to remember that. I was reminded that even though we are commanded to pray for everything, and not worry, our obligations and responsibilities are not to be neglected.
Philippians 4:6 (NASV) – "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
With that reminder - have a lovely Sunday!