Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sometimes We Need a "Tap" on our Heart

There have been times in my life when I have let the concerns of this world take over.  I've laid in bed, or woken in the middle of the night wondering what I could do to "fix" this or stop something from happening.

The funny thing about this is, most of the time, there was absolutely nothing I could do!  I couldn't fix it, change it, or make it not happen.  But there I laid, stewing, tossing and turning, and carrying the burdens of family, world, and life.

It is within in those moments that the Lord 'taps' my heart and says this to me:

25 "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? 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 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt. 6:25-34)
When I remember that He is in control, that my worries and concerns, add nothing to my life and the He loves me more than anyone.  I am at peace.  Lord thank you for the wonder and reminder of your love! 

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