Worry has never added even a moment to our lives; it only steals precious time and joy from our days. We are exhorted to turn our concerns over to the Lord before they snowball into all-consuming worries--the kind that play like a broken record in our heads. Our Heavenly Father has you and me in the the palm of His loving hand. Scripture reminds us time and time again, just how valuable we are to the Lord. The pressing cares on our hearts and minds matter to Him. God tells us not to worry or fear, but trust our lives to Him and His all-sufficient care. Praying accomplishes more than fretting ever could. Prayer opens the door for God to move on our behalf, and also brings peace to our anxious souls.
Pray, trust, and rest--these are the keys to unlocking what we really need. Seek the Lord first in all things, and see the blessings it brings.
Matthew 6:25-34, "'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.'"