Worry says God can’t

27 09 2010

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:32-24)

Why is this commandment so difficult to keep? Don’t worry. period. Got it. Oops, I just forgot. What was I supposed to do? Sorry I wasn’t paying attention,  I was worrying about something.

It seems so simple, yet is one of the most difficult things to continually do. However, when I do achieve this sense of rest and total faith in God to provide for my needs, it is the most freeing and amazing feeling , just what the Lord intended.

I have been reading Forgotten God by Francis Chan the last few weeks and he speaks to this when describing the Holy Spirit’s role in our life. The Holy Spirit is Christ manifested in us. Without the Spirit is our lives, there is no way for us to discern or be a part of the will of God, however, if we are in tune to Him and following the Spirit’s leading, there is no way to be outside the will of God. The Spirit intercedes on our behalf and prays the will of God for us (Romans 8:26). What comfort I receive from this! Even when I don’t know what to do or say, the Holy Spirit does it for me!

So why should I worry, God has everything taken care of and has given me the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide my actions, thoughts, words, LIFE in His will. Being worried about my future is only furthering a lack of faith in God. If He can create the universe and put it into perfect motion, how much more can he direct the paths of my simple life for His glory and my benefit? Worrying is like telling God you don’t think He can do His job. And God, I know you can!

In His love,




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