Day 39

Read Luke 12:22-34.

Devotion by: Mia Bobo
A Warning Against Earthly Anxiety

Ok, so I’m just going to say what we’re all thinking. “Really, Jesus? Don't worry? In this world full of trouble and strife, don’t worry?” Easier said than done, right? If you love or care about anything, you know that worry is part of that equation at times.

I don’t believe Jesus is telling us we won’t have times of worry or that we shouldn’t worry at times. He knows what we go through and the world in which we live. He understands our broken human condition. I believe Jesus is telling us don’t let worry steal your joy or let anxiety take over your life. Remember the God who created and takes care of all things including the birds of the air and the flowers of the field, loves you and is with you. He sees you and walks with you in your joy and your sorrow. Remember that and make that the banner over your heart and you can have confidence that the desires of your heart reflect where your true treasure is.

Prayer: Creator God, thank you for your incredible creation. Remind us that your love runs through all things, including us. You are our hope and treasure. We lay our worries and anxiety at your feet. Calm us and fill us with your peace.

Jessica Spivey