From an article originally posted January 4, 2013
Shall I write a post about how I believe this, but how difficult this is for me right now? I will say, I believe Matthew 6, in its entirety, is one of the hardest chapters in the Bible. Care for the poor, but don’t toot your stinking horn about it. Pray, but don’t pray for attention. Forgiveness and fasting, storing up treasures in heaven, OUCH! And the real clincher, don’t be anxious. And really the heart of that is. TRUST ME.
Oh how we love to depend on our own strength. How we like to be the rulers of our own destiny. And boy howdy, we like to toot our horn. Look at me, look at what happened. Don’t you like all my stinking stuff?
But today, these verses are a comfort. I have literally thought what will I wear? How will I look? I walked into a lingerie store before Christmas and walked out in tears. My sister in law reminded me I won’t be able to lift my arms and clothing is going to be hard after surgery for several weeks. My heart is anxious and these verses are the medicine I need.
Last night a friend asked me if my heart was ready for Wednesday. Truly, I have avoided looking at a calendar. Now that it is less than a week, I cannot avoid it. I have moments of great peace as well as great anxiety. Next Wednesday is surgery, Jesus has asked me to trust him, and I do.
How is your heart anxious today? And how are you submitting that to God?