Devotional | But God! What about…?

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What does worrying steal from you?

Worry is strangely addictive. It makes you feel in control, focused and ready to deal with the situation. But worry also robs you of hope, blinds you to the goodness of God and leaves you helpless to remember His faithfulness in past situations much like the one you now face.

When speaking of the flowers of the field, Jesus says:

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers — most of which are never even seen — don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met." (Mathew 6:30-33 MSG)

Now none of us take on worry as a conscious decision. After all, worry doesn't come up to your front door and ask for an invitation to enter. It creeps in unnoticed and slowly starts to steal your peace.

So today, look around, take stock of your emotions. Is worry finding root in the garden of your heart? If it is, take a look at the flowers of the field.