Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Worry can be described as thoughts and images in which mental attempts are made to avoid anticipated potential threats. It is mostly negative in nature as it distracts the mind from focusing on solutions to the problem at hand. Worry could have positive effect if it propels a person to take precautions such as fastening their seatbelt or avoiding risky behavior. More often than not, worry takes away a person's ability to tackle a problem objectively. It magnifies the threat out of proportion and places the person at risk of loss.
Our lives are like jigsaw puzzles. The aspects of our lives constitute the pieces of the puzzle; education, job, marriage, achievements, loss, pain, relationships, minute events or colossal circumstances. The final picture of who we are and what we are purposed to be is in the hands of God our father. By accepting to be His children, we give Him the mandate to put our pieces together. For the promises He's made in His word concerning us, we know the end picture designed for our life is a glorious one. He lovingly and faithfully puts our pieces together to this end.
Our Lord encourages us not to worry about the events of our lives especially as worry cannot add a single extra hour to our life. In every trying situation or moment define the worst thing that can happen and admit to yourself, even that thing will not break you. You will experience fear give way to faith, worry give way to hope, just as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego decided that even if God does not rescue them from the fiery furnace, they'll not bow to the king's image, Dan 3:16-18. Let's cast our cares upon Him, for He cares for us and will complete in us the perfect picture of His purpose.
Prayer: O Lord, I pour the weight of my thoughts and heaviness unto your shoulders. I exchange with you my cares and concerns for your peace and progress. My redeemer, save me from every worry that had held me back in the past or threatens my future. Use the unpleasant pieces of my life to mould glorious ones. Let my picture give you praise, my father I pray in Jesus name.
One-Year Daily Bible Reading Plan - June 15 2010 - Job 6 - 10 (OT), 2 Cor 4 (NT).
Pray for someone today - Pray for students in every class of learning. As many as look up to God for excellence may they find it in abundance. As many as do not know God, may they have an encounter with Him through the course of their study and find Him faithful.