Who Cares?

This print by pumpkinandbutterfly would be adorable hanging in any room you want to brighten.

It is the natural tendency to commit to worry instead of committing to Christ.

Worry is our fingers curled around the edge of the balcony for fear that letting go will find us falling onto a busy stretch of highway instead of the sturdy, comfortable net we’ve been told awaits us. Worry is our manufactured confidence that somehow—some way—by thinking obsessively about our concerns, we still hold a measure of control.

All worry is useless, exhaustive creativity that excludes God’s goodness.

It is a gift that God commands us not to worry. Obedience to this demand frees us from the load of side effects that accompanies a worried spirit.

So maybe our adoption will be cancelled. So maybe the illness will return. So maybe the retirement fund will never rematerialize. Who cares? God cares. What will worry accomplish?

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34 ESV).

Trust, Hope, Pray: Encouragement for the Task of Waiting page 81

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  1. Thank you, Trisha, for your blog. Your writing is a blessing to my life. Mary W.

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