Why worry about the rest?

Luke 12: 25 & 26

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why worry about the rest? NIV

Well, here I am at the half-way point in my project.  This is reminder 183.  I have already found 182, and I have 182 left to find.

As I look back over the last six months, I am nothing less than amazed.

At the beginning of 2010, my mother, my sister and I each independently came to the conclusion that this was a year that we would each need to trust God.  As we began this year, and even in February, when I began this project, none of us could really see what that meant.  Now, as Fall approaches, we are all trusting God for what comes next.

And, I’m a different person than I was when I began this project.  Gradually, I’m learning the lesson that Jesus so eloquently expresses here.  Worry isn’t helpful, it doesn’t change anything, and it just upsets and distracts me from what I need to be doing.

So, today, I am trusting God.

As my sister’s children start school today in a new place, I am trusting God that they will love their teachers and that they will find new friends quickly.  As I work to complete two projects for the clients of my new little business, I am trusting God that the work will be of value and that more clients and more work will come.  As my mom calls the doctor to take the next steps in learning about what is making her sick, I am trusting God that the specialist will be wise and caring and will immediately understand her problem, and will be able to provide answers and solutions.

Today, I am trusting God. Why worry about the rest?

That’s what I’ll think about today.


Filed under Luke, New Testament, Trust, Worry

2 responses to “Why worry about the rest?

  1. Congratulations on making it to the halfway mark!
    So glad to be sharing this journey with you.
    Our prayers are with you and your family in this time of trusting.
    Ian & Jen

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