Scripture

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you put on.”  LUKE 12:22 (Also reference Luke 10:41, Matthew 6:3-4, Phil 4-6 (my personal favorite).

 

Observation:  

Jesus is speaking to his disciples about the error of living their lives in worry and anxiety.  He tells us instead: “Seek his kingdom and those things which (you are already having anxiety about) will be added.”

 

Application: 

Boy, can I identify.  I sometimes (no honestly quite often) worry more than I should.  Every time I take time to pray and practice not worrying, it is uncanny how the Lord repays me with the blessings I have prayed and practiced for.  An example of this is the anxiety I have about my children.  Giving up my need for control issues and letting God take the helm and steer the ship seems to more than likely help the issues 

at hand.

 

Prayer: 

Thank you Jesus for your grace and mercy.  Lord please help me to keep your word in my heart and to remember that you are in complete and total control.  You Lord are Master of this big and bold universe and as such you can and will take care of my needs.  Thank you Jesus, amen.