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One night, as I went to tuck my daughter in, I noticed sadness in her eyes. I asked her what was wrong. She said she was sad because she knew one day her dog (Latte’) would die. See, this is our first dog we’ve ever had as a family. He’s a Pug, and well, he’s just so stinkin cute! I don’t think she realized how close she would get to him. And, he was only like a year old! I’m thinking this dog has like eighteen years left in him. I tried to convey that to her, and console her. He’s really here for a while. She calmed down and fell asleep.

Here it is, some two years later and our pug is still as cuddly and perky as ever. I wonder how many times we do that. We stress and worry and we carry fear about what might happen down the road. Something that is totally out of our hands. Unfortunately, worrying about what ‘might’ happen someday robs us of the gift we have in today- the present. And it steals our joy and cheats us of living in the now.

Ask the Lord what it is that you’ve been stressing over and carrying. Trust Him to carry that burden and to remove that weight. Ask Him to allow you to live in the present, knowing your future is in His hands. 🙂

Do Not Worry…

Matthew 6:25-34~ 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?

28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.