Worry Not!

Matthew 6:25-34

[ 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? …

Jesus tells us clearly not to worry, yet we do.  Some days I worry more than others but I do worry.  How I wish I didn’t!

My son is not a worrier.  He tours with a worship band, ATF LIVE.  They lead worship for the Teen Mania Acquire the Fire Events.  In early December they were in Billings, MT.  He was there during the 1st of the killer snow/ice/freezing storms that have plagued the USA this winter.  It was -15F   and they were just outside of Billings.  They hit a patch of ice and the van with attached trailer turned 2 1/2 times and landed in a ditch with a jackknifed trailer on back.  He said when they began to slide, he KNEW they would not die nor get seriously hurt because God had called them to Billings and he had several worship sets to play.  And then he thought since I’m not going to die, I might as well enjoy this little adventure.  So he raised his hands and screamed like he was on a roller coaster.  And sure enough no one is the van was hurt.  Praise God!

However, the adventure does not stop here.  The van would not start and they were stuck in the snow.  So here was my Texas son in a van freezing.  There again he knew he was not going to die.  He had his sweatshirts, coat, and a blanket on and they waited for about 3 hours before they got help. And I can only imagine the conversation that went on.  Actually, I don’t want to know.  LOL!

Now my initial mom thought was that he had lost his mind and it was best that I am not with him on his road adventures or maybe he need to come home and learn some sense.LOL!  Next my thoughts turned to being grateful to God for keeping the guys in the band safe.

And then I thought, Oh God, how I wish I had that kind of faith that could change life’s accidents into adventures! God, give me that kind of faith!

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About pcobb0

I am a wife and mother to two wonderful adult children who I had the privilege of homeschooling from their pre-school through high school years. While homeschooling, I served in various leadership positions in local homeschool support groups including president. I also served as the Education Coordinator and Director of ENAACT Family Academy, a homeschool co-op in New Braunfels, Tx .Prior to homeschooling, I spent 11 years teaching elementary school aged children in both public and private schools. During my time teaching in the public school system, I earned a Master's Degree in Reading Education as well as a Reading Specialist certification. My hobbies include reading and cooking and I plan to take up scrapbooking and maybe photography in the near future. I am now an empty nester discovering what God has in store for me during this next season of life.
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2 Responses to Worry Not!

  1. Rebeca Jones says:

    What a blessing for you, to see your son walking in such faith! I do think though, that the young sometimes don’t have the sense to worry when they should…or maybe that is just my lack of faith talking. 🙂 What stories he will have to tell his own kids one day, yes?

  2. pcobb0 says:

    The young do indeed lack a sense of worry, can be quite fearless and can scare their parents to death. And I think that’s why God can use them in such great and mighty ways. The thought of driving all over the USA in a van with 5 guys makes me cringe. Oh well, God didn’t call me to do it, only to pray!

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