Control & Worry

What can you really change by control or worry? “Anyone who tries to control everything in his world ends up with a very, very small world.” @RickWarren

Jesus said, (Matt. 6:25-34)

 25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


You are loved for you…by the One who created you (Is. 43:1)! Do you not know that you have been bought by the blood of Christ, God’s Son?–you have that much worth to Him. So, honor Him with your body and your spirit (1 Cor. 6:20). You can trust the One who died for you–Jesus. And, He lives forever more so that he can make you united with God as His very own child! He can rescue you completely (Heb. 7:25)! Rescue is found in no other, because there is no other name under the sky–that has been given among men–by which we must be rescued (Acts 4:12).

He–only He–is able to love you for you and show you Life as it should have been: eternal, abundant and free (John 3:16-17; 10:10; 17:3)!




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