I think I'm going to have to turn off the news for awhile. I like to keep up with what's going on around the world, but my TV watching lately has done nothing but make me worry! I keep seeing reports about food and gas costs rising and I start thinking "Oh no! What will we do? Things are tight enough as it is!"
Matthew 6:25-34: "Therefore, I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than food and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto his stature? And why are ye anxious for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore, be not anxious saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Be, therefore, not anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow will be anxious for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own evil."
A. S. Roche said, "Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained." I know that worry is sinful and yet my mind can so easily slip into that "channel". I need to put a stop to it. The Word clearly says "be not anxious" and that's what I need to tell myself. My children don't worry about whether or not their parents will provide for them, so how much more should I rely on my heavenly Father?