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Worry by Beth Wade

Do you worry or do you trust God?

Luke 12:21-22 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” 22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?

31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.

34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Everything in the world today costs money. Time is even money. We have to use our time at work to make money to buy all the things. We live in a culture that believes the more we have the happier we will be; then we are surrounded by stuff and still feel lost. God is where true happiness and joy is found.

When we can’t have all the things, buy all the things, do all the things, we start to envy others. That envy turns to hate, and our hearts become cold. We always want what we can’t have and what we do have is never enough.

If we aren’t on the envy side, maybe we are on the worry side. Worrying about paying the bills, worrying about our next meal, worrying about winter clothes, worrying about getting the job, worrying about the car, worry, worry worry…

So where does your heart lay today? With stuff and the desire to have more, or with God, satisfied in what he has done for you?


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