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Do not worry

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. -Matthew 6:34

Anyone else need to be reminded of Matthew 6:34 frequently?

I'm just sitting here looking out at the lovely green grass (which is likely to be covered by snow tomorrow--there I go worrying about tomorrow again!) and thinking about God's promise that comes right before this verse: "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?" (Matthew 6:28-30)

Ouch, that "you of little faith" hurts. But when we let our worries overcome us, that's what we're showing (she says as she chews her lip with worry over about a dozen things). The thing is, I KNOW this verse. I LOVE this verse. But so often I let myself forget it as I get overcome with the worries of this world. Little worries like, How will my next book launch go? Will I get everything done? What if X or Y happens?... Not to mention all the big worries like, What if someone I love gets sick? How can I keep my children safe? How will we pay this bill?

Thankfully, God's word never changes, and this verse is always there when I need it, working its way into my heart. What a beautiful reminder that all things--and most especially our lives--our in the hands of our loving maker. And there's no better place for them. So today, I'm going to focus on today.



"Karen Kingsbury meets Nicholas Sparks"

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