Stop That Worrying

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Not long again I went to get gas. I stuck my debit card into the gas pump then placed the card on top of the car. I even made a mental note to myself, “DON’T LEAVE THAT CARD SITTING THERE.” I filled my car with gas and proceeded to get into the car continuing on my way. Not long after I went into a store to buy something and my debit card was not in its usual spot. I started to panic then I remembered I left the card on top of my car. Well who knew where the card was now. I proceeded to cancel to card and order another one but unfortunately I had began to rely on this card so much that it was now my only form of payment. Without the card I could not withdraw cash. I could not pay for online purchases. I could not pay for in store purchases. I was a bit helpless. I had to endure the week long wait for the new card to arrive. On the day the card was supposed to arrive, my phone bill was also due. If I did not pay the bill my phone would be cut off. I had the money I just did not have a way of access it. O great, I am about to have no phone access and no form of payment. What a predicament.

So often we work ourselves into an anxious mess worrying about the small things of daily life. Then there are the big things in life that really set off our nerves. But our worry does nothing but hinder us for accomplishing the tasks God has already prepared for us to do. When we spend all our time worrying about the small stuff we miss out of the joy, hope, fulfillment and peace we have in Jesus. Instead of doing the things we should be doing we a paralyzed by our worrying. But when we set aside our worries and walk forward with Jesus in faith he promised to take care of us. I was reminded of this passage of scripture.

 “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 than food, and the body more than clothes? Look 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If 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—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34

Needless to say my phone bill was paid for and my new debit card arrived. I now have invested in an alternative form of payment in case of emergencies. All my worrying was for naught. For God is faithful all the time.

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