The Gospel of Luke

This devotional is written by Catherine West. Catherine West LOVES Dogs. Also loves making new friends at church but has no concept of personal boundaries and never uses her filter so often comes on a bit strong and scares people - all in good fun! 

Luke 12: 22-34

Do Not Worry

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 For 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 your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27 "Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 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 of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Reflection

Hakuna Matata: It means no worries for the rest of your days. Yeah right. We can’t help but worry. We like to be in control. We clench our fists. We hold things so tight, grasping for some level of power over our circumstances. And worry brings its best mate STRESS to the party. And I get it, It’s hard not to stress with the way the world is going. But we forget to look beyond this world. We are equally so insignificant in the eyes of the world and yet so incredibly significant to God. He is your cheerleader, your biggest fan, and He wants the best for you! And your plan isn’t the best for you, His plan is. True relationship with God brings so much peace amongst the chaos of life. Trusting in God looks like relaxing our grip, opening our hands and holding things lightly, giving Him the power to move.

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