Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Don’t Worry be Happy !!

Remember that song by Bobby McFerrin, if you are too young here is the youtube video: It’s just a goofy song but makes me smile every time, and it has some truth to it as well. Last week I looked at our calendar and it was packed full of this and that, Kristi working, going here and there and I was thinking wow we really have no family time this week. I was not happy about it and was really getting frustrated about it. Strangely enough as the week came and went it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be, we had plenty of time as a family and got everything done that needed to be done.

When I worry about something it accomplishes nothing. It frustrates me and I make a big deal of nothing. Most times what I am worried about never happens and so the time used worrying about it is wasted. Not to mention God tells us not to worry about anything that He will take care of us. Why is this so hard to grasp when the daily grind sets in?

Matthew 6:25 -27

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifea]">[a]?

I should not spend time worrying about daily problems, concerns, issues, etc, it will do no good. The time spent worrying is time spent away from my Father because I am not putting my faith in Him to take care of the situation. I know in my heart that He is always in control, but when I let my head get in the way worry can easily set in. My prayer today is that worry fades away from me, that I will not rely on myself but my Savior to remain in control at all times!!