Wild Worries


By Ray Green, May 01, 2022

The Gospel calls us to a life above Labels

Luke 12:22-23 – Then he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

Worry is a problem because of our resources

Worry is a problem because of our 24/7 media machine

Worry is a problem because of family

Worry runs wild, when faith fails

Luke 12:24 – Consider the ravens: They don’t sow or reap; they don’t have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than the birds?

Luke 12:25-28 – Can any of you add one moment to his life span by worrying? If then you’re not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest? “Consider how the wildflowers grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. If that’s how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today and is thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more will he do for you ​— ​you of little faith?

Romans 12:2 - “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

John 3:17 – For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:29-32 – Don’t strive for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don’t be anxious. For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. “But seek his kingdom, and these things will be provided for you. Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.

We fight worry with faith in God’s care, God’s plan, and God’s goodness

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