Do not worry

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”  Matthew 6:25-27

Dear Lord, help us not to worry.  Worry and anxiety grab hold of us and wrap themselves around us.  They are like cinder blocks tying us to the bottom of the sea.  Forgive us for giving in to the hold worry has on us.  Worry cannot add an hour to our lives or solve a problem before us.  It is only destructive to us and those around us.  Still, we cannot loosen its grip on our own.  Help us to take every thought captive to You, trusting You with our tomorrows rather than worrying today about tomorrows that have not yet come.  Grant us peace and care for each concern that we lay down before You, knowing that You alone meet our needs in Jesus’ name AMEN.