Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ready, Set...WORRY?

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34

Every time I've logged into my email the past few days, there are pictures of stressed, ragged-looking people on the news feed.  It's the poor folks who work in the Stock Exchange (why anyone would want to do that is beyond me).  These people look like they haven't slept since the market tumbled last week and then some random credit guy lowers our national rating to top it off.  I'm sure their countenance is reflective of a lot of Americans. 

I must say I actually feel sorry for them.  They've placed their hope and trust in monetary value.  Some have pinned their hopes on the government, while others have run out of someone to trust in.  I'm sure some of these people are believers.  If we are living as He commanded us, then we should place our hope in nothing else but Him alone.  Not money, material things, security, our family--only Him.  This is one of the areas where Satan can sneak in and destroy lives.

All it takes is someone thinking, "But surely He wants me to prepare for retirement."  Or, "My family will suffer if our country doesn't get a debt-deal."  Is that what God promised us?  NO!  He told us to store our treasures in heaven, not on earth.  He reminded us of how He cares for the sparrows and how much more He cares for us.  He clothes the lilies of the fields with splendor.  We should not fear, worry, or hide our heads in the sand.  We should lift our eyes to Him who is our Help.  

The world is ripe for answers, hope, and a solution.  Guess what?  We have one in Jesus so let's share it!!! 


Jenifer said...

It can be scary, but our future, our hope lies in Christ, not in money.

Lisa said...

Compared to eternity, our life in this earth is just a vapor. So why spend so much time worry about life here. Instead we need to focus on what really matters - the things we can take with us. Like you said, we have the answer the world is dying to here.

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Allison - At the end of the day it is Christ and Christ alone. I think when we learn to place money and things in perspective of eternity it doesn't seem so important anymore. Although when we desperately need it, turning to Christ, the only one who can help us truly in our need is the only thing we should do. He makes a way where there seems to be no way. And if its His way, its good.
God bless

Heidi said...

It's such an intentional practice. My worry catches up with me and I have to take it to Him to get my thinking sorted out... over and over, but He is so faithful to set me straight! I remember my life without Him and there was no hope... now that I have Him I never want to forget where my true hope is. Great post Allison :)