25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry
If Jesus says it, then of course, this is a doable enterprise.
So what are you worrying about?
I am concerned about a blip in our family’s publishing business after a great December.
I don’t have a particularly good feeling about an upcoming meeting.
Think of two of your worries.
Think of the worst outcome in all these situations.
You will be in the loving hand of God even if the worst possible thing happens in all these situations.
There is no guarantee that they will work out as you might wish, but God’s love and power and grace will be with you however these work out.
Do not worry. You are God’s child. He will hold you through the best and worst outcomes, and make the latter work out for good.
In particular, do not worry
about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 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?
The creatures are alive and happy, depending on their Father’s abundance. And you are more valuable than they are. And anyway.
27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
ALL worrying is futile anyway, so make the mental effort not to do it.
1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Blog on this subject–http://theoxfordchristian.blogspot.com/2010/12/judge-not.html