Consider the Lilies…
I am an obsessive worrier…
I worry about things which had happened, and things which have not…
and recently I have been worrying about my children and people around me and I know it is a sign that I do not trust God enough. Now my body is telling me I have had enough.
God did not hesitate to address this , last Thursday at our weekly staff meeting the devotion was on Matthew 6:
“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 than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ”
Ouch, it hurts. But I need to hear it.
I closed my eyes and I could see in my mind the picture that is hanging above the bed of my daughter: “consider the lilies”
consider the lilies and how they grow in the field, they do not work or make clothes for themselves, and yet God takes care of them….so can I be even sure that God will take care of me and the ones I love ?
The answer is plain and simple….I have too little faith.
” 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.”
I could hear my late husband quoting his favorite verse, the one he had constantly reminded me during the time when I was sick with worries.
I heard it again. Loud and clear.
Thank you Lord.