Do Not Worry
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What are the benefits and disbenefits (costs) of worrying?
Trust the Lord giving you all the security you need. Fretting over yourself makes you doubt of His love and helping power and willingness to help his children the most precious thing of all creation. worrying is counterproductive and is not constructive - metaphorically won`t be adding a cubit. We can only grow spiritually by abandoning ourselves to the Father. Bodily needs secondary. If we live for the Lord they shall be taken care of ''like it was promised to the widow and her son - the jar will not run out till the rain comes again - she was willing to give the last of her eartly basic means of survival the last two cents and then rest in the arms of the Lord''. And if we suffer in any way we know that the real treasure is our souls and that even suffering can be purging. Always leaning on the Lord. And not on false eartly securities the having of which has to be always ascribed to the Lord. We need Solomon`s purity of heart and humbleness letting God`s hand mold us to his loving will. Anxiety means lack of trust hence resistance hence self harm.

By: Alessandra Parrini
Category: Do Not Worry
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First of all set your hearts on kingdom of God,
and these other thing about which you worry will be given you as well.

By: Takao Ogawa
Category: Do Not Worry
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Do Not Worry

He said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, don't be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they don't sow, they don't reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds! Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height? If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if this is how God clothes the grass in the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith? Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you. Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Sell that which you have, and give gifts to the needy. Make for yourselves purses which don't grow old, a treasure in the heavens that doesn't fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Luke 12:22-34
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