The Cure for Worry
“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?” - Matthew 6:26.
One morning I walked outside of our house as the light was just beginning to show on the horizon. The birds around our yard were chirping and singing. They were pumped about another day, getting ready to go to work, finding twigs for their nests and luscious worms for their stomachs. Those birds didn’t have a worry in the world! They lived a lifestyle that showed a trust in their Creator, going about gathering the resources He made available to them.
What’s the lesson?
Although the birds trust God day by day, they also work hard from dawn to dusk. St. Augustine once said, “Pray as if everything depends on God, and then work as if everything depends on you.” Pray to the Lord; share your worries and concerns. And then work hard like the birds. They just don’t have time to worry. Neither do we if we’ll work hard and trust our Creator.
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