Oil And Water

 

Matthew 6:24

24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

My son Samuel is fascinated with science experiments right now.  He is also young enough that the things that are normal occurrences to us, cause his mouth to drop in wonder. The other day I poured some olive oil into a glass of water so he could see how no matter how hard you try, oil and water never mix. They always separate and remain completely incompatible.

The same is true of worry and trusting God. They are completely incompatible.  When I worry about money, that directly means that I am not trusting in God to take care of me.  When I worry about my kids, that means I am dwelling on worst case scenarios in my mind instead of giving my concerns to God in prayer.  With most things we are subtly making the choice to trust ourselves (which always leads to worry and anxiety) or to trust God (which requires us to let go).  Jesus says in Matthew 6 that no one can serve two masters. We cannot serve both God and money, neither can we serve both God and fear.

Take your worries to the feet of Jesus.  Keep taking them them there until you are able to leave them. That is how we begin the process of moving from worry into trust.

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