If we could have coffee today, I’d say, “Our worry can’t change the world. Only God can.”
Luke 2:25 says, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”
Who of us by worrying can make the prodigal come home? The marriage be restored? The meeting go well? The weight come off? The lights come on? The kids stay safe? The wrong be undone? The project turn out right?
Jesus, in all his gentleness and kindness, his extravagant mercy and care, wants to take burdens from our hands and say, “You don’t have to carry this anymore.”
Isn’t that what we really want? Some to take care of the problems? The people we love, the things that make our pillows soggy with salty tears.
What frees our hearts isn’t worry, its worship. In other words, taking all the hard things to someone who cares for us. Believing through the blood, sweat, and tears, He will mysteriously work it all together for good.
Here’s what we can rest in today: the only One who has ever been able to bear the weight of the world on His shoulders is still strong and loving enough to carry all that concerns us too.