Tuesday, September 8, 2009

(Pity) Party's Over

This post started out VERY differently the other day. I was still wallowing in self-pity, begging for God to do something. But then an online friend reminded me of God's promise:

Matthew 6:25-33 (New International Version)

Do Not Worry
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? 26Look 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? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[a]?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If 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? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

That's right - don't worry. Not the Bobby Daran 'Don't worry, be happy', but the worry that accompanies the tough things in life. As long as we have God and we are seeking Him, then we shall not lack for anything. He always provides - it may not be what YOU want, but it's what HE knows you need. While I may think my life is insignificant to Him, I need to keep in mind that He created me because I AM significant to Him. He has my best interests at heart.

May you seek his kingdom in the good & bad times,

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Absolutely! This is such a great, uplifting post!