Sunday, May 31, 2015

Does Worrying Make You Do Silly Things?

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo SundayLily_zps0ce0s1cr.jpg
"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."  Matthew 6:27, 28 & 29

I like the part in this verse where Jesus is talking about lilies growing - "they do not labor or spin."  That got me thinking - "what would a worrying lily look like?"  It's quite comical really:
- I imagine a "worry lily" would pop in and out of the ground and then before opening it's flower I imagine that it would have to first look at the plants beside itself. 
- The "worry lily" might open it's flowers but then close it again feeling inadequate. 
- The "worry lily" might not even emerge from the ground because the outside world is just too scary being fearful of rain and sunshine.
Yes - this is all very silly but isn't that what we must look like from the heavens when we worry?  Worry makes us do ridiculous things.

Jesus compares the appearance of King Solomon and a lily of the field - even going as far as to say that a lily is dressed more spectacularly than a king.  God provides clothing for the lesser creation, and He provides all the more for us.

When you find yourself worrying this week - pay attention to what strange actions worry makes you do.....and then try to correct and trust in God the next time you are about to worry.

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  1. I love this, because worry is heavy on me even after prayer. But I have prayed for peace and God hears and answers our prayers.

    Perhaps your post today was His message to me.

    Have a blessed day


    1. I'm so glad that God spoke to you today - I think that my own post was meant for me too (lol) - I struggle with worry and it has been worse than normal lately. I'll be praying for you!
      Have a blessed week!

  2. Great post. I like how you pointed out how worry can make us do ridiculous things. It's much better to just trust God. This is just what I needed to read today :) God bless.

  3. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. Lou Lou Girls


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