All There

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 6:25-34 (day two) 

And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 

We have a saying in our house “talking about talking about it.” Throughout our marriage we have used this phrase in various contexts. Early on it was used as a defense strategy in an argument to prove who was ‘right.’ Rather than deal with the issue we would go around and around about how and why we got to where we were. PSA: this isn’t a good strategy for young married couples.

I have noticed in recent days we use this ‘technique’ to worry and stress about the overwhelming schedules and responsibilities that come with parenting. We won’t be able to get from point A to point B in time. We don’t have enough bandwidth to help with homework, deal with work issues, get the rest that we need, etc. We often spend so much energy on this crazy cycle it leads to a sense of near hopelessness. We can’t do it. We can’t find enough time.

The time we spent worrying adds nothing to what is before us. It often makes us dread each and every task or chore. We miss opportunities to sit and enjoy because of the next deadline. This scripture doesn’t fix our busy schedules, but perhaps gives us a lifeline in the  midst of a crazy life. If we recognize the ‘worry’ actually takes time, we might be less inclined to do it so much. Wherever God has called you today, be there. Be all there. Tomorrow isn’t going anywhere.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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