Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spiritual Xanax

If I were to characterize on of my sinful struggles, it would be that I have a tendency to worry! Xanax is a medication that is traditionally given to someone with anxiety, or worry issues (this is not a post against medication for anxiety, but I have always thought it interesting that this is an anti-sin medication). Whenever I get to the point of worry, I know the best solution is to contemplate the greatness of my God and seek after Him.

At 9am (Hutch time), the people buying our home in Kansas will be doing their inspections on our house. This will be one of the last deciding factors on whether the purchase of our home goes through. We really need to sell this house and I have found myself the last couple days at the point of worry. So, today, I am casting myself upon the Lord and letting Him do as He sees fit. It is His home and if He is ready to sell the house, we are ready for Him to sell it. In a few weeks, I will get to preach on this passage in Matthew. But I have jumped there and have read it through a few times, for it helps my heart. It is like spiritual Xanax for my soul.
For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?' For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:25-34)
I am praying that I will trust the Lord today. Will you pray for me? Will you trust Him today in whatever you are going through? What is the passage you turn to when you worry?

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