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Why Worry?

I have no need to worry about anything. This is tough for me some days. I am a worrier for sure. The demands of need money to pay for mortgages, cars, college for the kids, and keeping up with my Facebook friends is a lot.

I get deceived about what is important. What Jesus is saying to gets lost in the shuffle of what I think “I need”.

“And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” | Matthew 13:22

Jesus teaches His disciples that we are not to worry. Jesus encourages me to avoid worrying about my physical needs like clothing and food. Jesus assures me that my heavenly Father will take care of all my needs (Matthew 6:25-34).

In Philippians 4:6, Paul tells us, “Do not be anxious and do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

In this Scripture, we learn that we should bring all of our needs and concerns to God in prayer rather than worry about them. I need to focus on being thankful for what I have. I need to focus on what God is doing now.

That is some stunning news. I must change how I think and act.