What? Me? Worry?
Are you kidding me?
Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread. Matthew 16:8
I talk a good game about having faith and not worrying, but just like everyone else, I sometimes have my doubts and fears. I’m not there yet—to that place where nothing causes me to worry. But I’m getting closer!
Can you imagine how Jesus must have felt when the disciples, after all they’d seen Him do, still worried over anything? In today’s vernacular, He must have been shaking His head, thinking, “Are you kidding me?”
And here we are today, knowing all He’s done for us, knowing He knows every hair on our head and will help us in any and every situation, and still we worry and fret. Most of us, when we compare our lives to those of many others around the globe, quickly realize we have nothing to complain about. Our gripes and concerns are typically about things far beyond our daily bread, and I’m pretty sure I can safely say few of us have ever experienced hunger in its true sense.
We lounge in the luxury of God’s love and blessings, and yet at the least inconvenience or sign of trouble, we grumble and groan.
When you start to worry or fret over anything, imagine the sound of Jesus’ voice saying, “Are you kidding me?” Kind of makes you smile, doesn’t it?