Matthew 6 has lots to say about this subject and you are sure to worry less after this Word gets into your brain and rearranges some thought patterns....
“Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?"
***Absolutely not and science tells us that worry and stress is connected to most diseases in some way! So not only will worrying not add time to your life but it will cut it short. It's a big deal! Maybe as important as putting the right food in our bodies, it is that imperative to put the right thoughts in our minds! ...thoughts of peace and trust in God instead of thoughts of worry and anxiety.***
“And why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow: they do not work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers. It is God who clothes the wild grass—grass that is here today and gone tomorrow, burned up in the oven. Won't he be all the more sure to clothe you? What little faith you have! “So do not start worrying: ‘Where will my food come from? or my drink? or my clothes?’ (These are the things the pagans are always concerned about.) Your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things."
***I absolutely love this! When you read that, did anxiety just fall off of you and you almost are able to breath more clearly and just go - Ahhhh yes, that's right! if not, read it again actually believing what it says is totally true. If God would so beautifully clothe the grass with flowers, I have nothing to worry about when it comes to Him providing my needs. And to know that my God can style me better than that of royalty if only I can trust Him to do so?!?! What? Yes please. And Wow!!! It's a pagan mindset to worry about our needs being met??? Yep, and it's an indication of little faith, too. Ouch! I would never dream of doing evil pagan rituals or idol worship but to think worrying is right up there with that?! Ok, God, got the picture! I will trust in You about all my needs...spirit, soul, and body from this day forward. I will see worry as the enemy You see it as rather than a joke or something to laugh about or something to just think we all do. No! We need to categorize worry with murder and addiction. It actually kills us slowly and is certainly a gateway addiction. Wonder how many deaths and addictions are connected to worry. Maybe if we saw it as evil as it is according to scripture, we would stop petting it and almost being proud we do it. ***
"Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things. So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.”
***Let this be our prayer of consecration for us today. Pray this with me if you will. ---- Lord, I concern myself above everything else with what you require of me, not what they require of me or what I even require of me. I lift my eyes up to think on Your way of doing things in Your kingdom. I absolutely refuse to worry about tomorrow. I am going to take care of what is right in front of me today trusting you for what's next but not consumed with it. I shoes to be rather be consumed with YOU! I choose to stop adding to the troubles each day brings by heaping on worries about tomorrow! Please forgive me for doing this before and for the toll this has taken on my spirit, mind and body. I trust You for healing and wholeness today. And I choose to face this day with complete and utter trust adding years to my life as opposed to with worry that was shortening my life.•••
Matthew 6:27-34 GNT
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