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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Word of Inspiration: Allowing God to Chip Away Worry

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33

Even when we don't intend for it to happen, I think it is so easy for us to get caught up in all the cares and responsibilities in this world and mired in the trap of our busy schedules that sometimes we forget to stop and REALLY appreciate the things in life that are more important. If we read the verses before and after this scripture, we realize that God is trying to help us not worry so much. He knows our needs. He knows the desires of our heart. If we keep our eyes on Him more than these needs and desires, everything will eventually fall into place as it should be. The problem with this concept is that it requires faith--something we can't yet see in tangible form. When your worries become greater than you, seek inspirational scriptures like this for hope and encouragement. This will chip away at the worry until it is contained as a small concern where it belongs until it is completely resolved. We all need hope, and God has provided it through His word if we will take the time to seek it.