Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Don't Worry

I have been reading Matthew for a while. I am slowly (very slowly at times) making my way through Matthew and am contemplating Matthew 6:25-34. Don't worry or be anxious, Matthew writes. Actually, the writer is quoting Jesus Himself. Don't worry about what you will wear, what you will eat or drink. Don't worry about tomorrow because today has enough trouble of its own. (paraphrasing parts of the text)

As I have alluded to before on this blog, I am starting a new project. Johnny and I had a meeting last night with a couple that will be helping us/working with us. Our friend asked LOTS of questions. Some I could answer quite succintly and some I had no idea how to respond. Lots of details to consider. I'm not worried or anxious, though. Interesting because I am a worrier by nature. Am I not worried because of my faith in God or out of ignorance of all that will be involved in the coming weeks? I hope it's the former and not the latter.

Sometimes the big picture is what causes me to worry. Maybe that's why Jesus said, "Do not be anxious for tomorrow." One step at a time. Am I being obedient and following what He has for me to do today? Sometimes (a lot of times) I want instant results. It's just not that easy or realistic.

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you."
(Matthew 6:33)

Taking care of today,

Jeanette

1 comment:

Julie Brooks said...

Thanks for this reminder. I worry way toooo much! :)