Anti-anxiety post

Anti-anxiety post

It’s kind of a downer for me to post so many anxiety dreams so I’m posting this for balance. I kind of prefer the language of KJV. “Raiment” is cooler than “clothes” and “Consider the lilies of the field” is more musical than “See how the lilies of the field grow.” But the promise is the same. I hope it blesses your day also.

Do Not Worry (Matthew 6:25-34)

“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? Look 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

3 thoughts on “Anti-anxiety post

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      Thank you for this. Last night as I lay awake and unable to sleep, worrying about everything, I thought of your post. Who knew??? We know who knew.

      Love you

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      I’m glad you found comfort in this. Whenever the girls stress over who got how much of what, Mike and I tell them that we know what they need and we will provide it for them. Yet I have the same anxieties on an adult level.

      But I can only take credit for cutting and pasting. If I had written this passage, I would have said, “Why do you worry about missing your flight? Can you not pack the night before? Do the travelers of the air not roll their wrinkle-resistant raiment and stuff their socks in their shoes?”

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