Do you every find yourself turning to the same passage of scripture? Over and over again, different circumstances, but the same passage that you turn to? Maybe that is because we struggle with the same fears or insecurities. Or because we find comfort in the words written for us. For me, in so many circumstances I worry, and I always come back to the same passage; Matthew 6: 25-34. Specifically the first few verses:
"25“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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
Each time I come back to this passage it is with humility as I continually struggle with worry. It's not that I don't mind turning to the same passage, but that the personal struggle remains. I found myself turning to this passage again this week, and with all my heart I believe that our God in heaven cares so deeply for us that we need not worry - It will not add 'a single hour to your life'.