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Jesus instructs us not to worry about tomorrow, about food, clothing, etc . . . “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” (Matt. 6:25) “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:” (Matt. 6:26, 28). We should all remember to just take one day at a time. “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matt. 6:34) And instead of being anxious, we should stop to pray. Paul said, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7) We are to cast all our cares or anxieties on the Lord. “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Pet. 5:6-7) You know, there are secrets that can be discovered when seeking tranquility (quietness). The psalmist said, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” (Psa. 37:3-7) We ought to understand that anxiety really weighs a person down. “Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.” (Prov. 12:25) “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.” (Prov. 14:30) “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” (Prov. 17:22) Robert Notgrass

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