Monday, February 2, 2009

Anxiety. No, Strength.

By no means am I a social commentator, but I would like to share some thoughts I had this morning about the current state of affairs.

Several days ago I received an email from a friend who lost his home and most of his possessions (including lots of music equipment) in the recent California fires. He suggested I read Matthew 6:19-34 as it had been a daily dose of strength to him since then. The words written there speak so clearly to the economic crisis! We are taken care of. We are sustained by the Almighty Creator. "What shall we eat? What shall we drink? What shall we wear? ...your heavenly Father knows that you need them all."

I'm almost done, but also read 2 Corinthians 5. Chapter 4 ends with this: "So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 5:1 -- For we know that if the tent, which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."

This puts all (most) of my anxiety to rest. No matter how big the government gets...egh. We have a hope and a promise beyond this.

1 comment:

  1. love that, so much. thank you for sharing. i was thinking of Heb 12:28-SOLID stuff. check it out. love you. 4 weeks.