How many of us are constantly looking for that "next" thing. (I raise my hand)
So much of our time is spent wanting and longing for something we are sure will make our life better or fulfilled. How long after we get this we are looking for more? How much time is spent worrying about things?
I'm so guilty, very guilty.
Recently we've been looking at moving to a smaller town. I can't tell you the stress that has entered my life. Anxiety, impatience, worry and just plain ole stress.
In addition to moving I worry about my kids, my weight, my clothes, food.... and the list could go on and on.
What does God tell us about worrying?
"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 clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sew or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are no your more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?"
Wow, Jesus tells us to not worry that he always provides for us. We might not have our dream home or all our worldly desires fulfilled but he takes care of us. The last line hits hard. Worrying only takes away and wastes time out of our day. Gotta think about that one....
All I can say and repeat in my head is: "Jesus I trust in you".