It’s easy for us to panic when we face serious concerns – the loss of a job, a family member with cancer, a wayward child.
So we pray. And we get busy. We start doing everything we can think of to move forward in a positive way.
And we worry. We know it’s a waste of time. Yet a lot of us find ourselves in this dilemma – we know we should trust God, but we wonder just what He’s going to do.
That’s when we turn to His Word – to remind us that He is walking with us and inviting us to hand over to Him our worries and burdens. Scripture tells us, “[Cast] all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7), and “God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
When your mind turns to anxious thoughts about the future, remember that “your heavenly Father knows” (Matthew 6:32) and will give you what you need. – Cindy Hess Kasper
In don’t know about tomorrow,
It may bring me poverty;
But the One who feeds the sparrow
Is the One who stands by me. – Stanphill
Worry is a burden God never intended us to bear.
- November 19, Vol. 14, Our Daily Bread