The beatitudes was the greatest sermon ever preached and preached by the greatest Preacher that ever lived. My boy Matthew recorded in Chp 7:25-34 Jesus saying, “Don’t Worry.” Essentially, Jesus was encouraging His peeps to stop worrying and trust that God will meet their needs. I submit to you that I am a quasi optimistic worry wart. Yeah, I know it’s an oxymoronic condition. However, I am learning to enjoy the peace that comes along with casting my cares, concerns, and burdens to God. I’ve learned that worry divides, tears down, and robs us of hope. Winston Churchill wrote, “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” Now,
we will experience disappointments in our lives? Of course! However, we must stay the course! Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” So if you are a mayday, yesterday, someday, or everyday worrier, I encourage you to stop, drop, and pray. All creation is of great value to God. His provision for even the smallest of His creations — birds and flowers — gives us assurance that He will not neglect those who have been made in His image. The one who knows us best will, in all things, guide us toward His preferable future for our lives.