Why worry?

How big is God?

Is he bigger than my worries?

Do Not Worry

12:22-31pp — Mt 6:25-33

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, what you will wear. 23 Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

One of my worries just became a reality. My hours are getting cut. The juicy money stuffed hours of overtime.

My question in a time of change is not will he provide for us but what have I added to my life that is extra and burdensome? What will have to go? God has always provided for our family.

Like the families that came out west on the wagon trains who realized that their precious stuff that they thought they needed was just a burden. The lighter the load the easier the journey. I don’t think God is as enamored with my stuff as I am. Hmmm.

Stay tuned to see what God will do.

(Update: our hours were cut back for short time but then we went back to our regular 50+ hour weeks. Now management is talking about cutbacks again. God has continued to bless and provide for us and we are slowly trying to shrink our load of debt.)

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?