I just found out a few years back that apparently there are some people who don’t worry. Okay, really? And to my fascination, I’m married to one of those people. Hmm… After 20 some years of marriage I learn this. Go figure. What was I worried about for so long? This came up because I was talking with one of my prayer buddies who was struggling with a child-rearing issue that he and his wife were worrying about. He asked me in all sincerity what my wife and I do about this worry. I wasn’t quite sure. I had probably worried about this issue myself on occasion, so I asked my wife, “Do you worry about this?” And she looked at me with the most puzzled look and said, “Why would I do that?” My response was, “Well, this is a pretty important issue.” She looked me in the eye and said, “God’s sovereign, why would you worry?” I said, “Everybody worries.” She said, “Why would they do that?” I’m like, really? So I pressed further, “Don’t you worry?” She gave me this look of bewildered incomprehensibility, like she did not understand the question and asked again, “Why would I do that?” I was stunned, what do you do with someone who doesn’t worry? I did the only logical thing I could think of, I asked her, “Really? How do you do that? Why don’t you worry?” She said, “That’s easy, Jesus told me not to.” Umm? Okay… Apparently, she believes Jesus and believes in and applies Matthew 6:34 when Jesus said, “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” And in Luke 12:25 when it says, “and which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life span?” Nice! Lord, help me comprehend and apply Your words to my life. “Do not worry.” Thank You for giving me an example so close to home.
I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.
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