Luke 12:22 ” Then Jesus said to His disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, or what you will wear.’ “

I dare say that many of us have spent a great deal of time lately worrying.  And what I’ve discovered is that worrying is exhausting…both mentally, physically, and spiritually.  But what I also must admit – is that worrying is very counter-productive, doesn’t change anything, and only produces apprehension within me.  But there’s something else worrying creates and Psalm 37:8 talks about it…”Do not fret – it leads only to evil.”  The Greek word for “evil” here means harm and/or unbelief.  In other words, when I worry, I’m telling God I don’t trust Him.  Ouch!  In this verse Jesus was telling His disciples to focus on Him, not the temporal…to concentrate on the eternal, not the material.   Oswald Chambers summed this up well when he wrote, “God doesn’t give us overcoming life…He gives us life as we overcome.”

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