Friday, October 10, 2008

Try Not to Worry

Today, the stock market dropped sharply again...just minutes after trading began. Gas prices are still near $4 a gallon, even though oil prices have dropped so much. For the average person, groceries are costing nearly twice as much. Electric and water bills are going up...and on top of that employment is down, and plants are closing everyday. So, where does it end? Where can we find relief? I don't know about you, but times like this have me worrying about how I'm going to get groceries next week, or put gas in the car. Times like this are enough to make anyone worry. But I'm reminded what the Bible says about worry. Here's what Matthew 6:25-27 says about worry:

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 life?

So, as we sit and think about our finances and how we are going to make ends meat, let's ponder these words. Let's put our trust in the Lord. He knows what we are going through. He hasn't forgotten us.


Rachel said...

So true ... none of this catches Him by surprise! Great to see your perspective.
I miss you!!! We'll definitely have to chat sometime. :) This weekend you will be in Greenville (have a great trip!) but maybe the following weekend (25th) we can chat for a bit. :)
Have a great day!!!

Aka...Jon and Lisa said...

Dave was great! Everything expected, plus some. My birthday week was wonderful. Jon and I had had our joint birthday dinner with his family last night. I can't wait to head to Gordo this weekend, and I know you are excited about Greenville! Well, have fun and be safe. Talk to you soon!