Today’s Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?" (NRSV)

Anyone who knows me knows that I have worrying down to perfection. My mind often races ahead to what might happen and how I am going to handle every contingency. It puts me in a position of trying to always keep everything under control. And yet, I am not in control.

Artwork by Ava Hare

Artwork by Ava Hare

Several years ago, one of my daily devotions suggested that when stress is high and the worries take over, try saying, “I trust you, Jesus.”  It is amazing how relaxing that can be. Try taking a deep breath and saying, “I trust you, Jesus.”

God has not let me down yet. God has presented me with a beautiful new day for many years, has provided an abundance of all of the material things I need, has given me strength when grief was overwhelming.   And God sent God’s Son, a tiny little baby who would forgive my sins and take away any need to worry, even into eternity.

Thank you, Jesus. I trust you. There is no need to worry.  Amen.