Don’t Worry

This is attributed to a very wise man who lived two thousand years ago. He was a great teacher who gave insightful advice on how to live a good life. What follows is one of his lessons. Simply put, he told us, “Don’t worry.” Here’s what he said (in my own words):

Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves cannot break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart — and your worries — will also be.

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Do not worry if you will have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns; still, your heavenly Father always feeds them. And why worry about your clothing? Look at the flowers in the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet no man, not even the most powerful one, ever dressed as beautifully as them. And if God cares so much for wildflowers that are here today and will be thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.

Think about it… Why worry? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

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So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will I eat? What will I drink? What will I wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of those who are afraid. Calmly believe that your heavenly Father already knows all your needs and that you will receive what you need and is best for you in abundance. 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 each day has enough trouble of its own.

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By the way, in case you are guessing who taught this lesson, his name was Jesus.

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