Worry is unbelief

Worry is the opposite of belief.  It pains me to even type out that reality, but it is true.  Luke 12:22-28 cannot be ignored.  Regardless of how much faith I have at times, I must return to Jesus’ teaching on worry as the litmus test on faith.  Jesus says, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.” (22)  “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life.  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”  (25-26)

Jesus’ words in Luke 12 hit a little too close to home.  His advice is way too practical!  I prefer His more obscure teachings.  As I read this section of Luke 12, I have to ask myself if worry is the overarching theme of my thought life.  If so, then somewhere along the way I have lost faith.  “If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!” (28)

As we begin a new week, may worry subside.  “Lord, I believe that You can do this, all of the ‘this’s’ that are in front of me today.”

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