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Don't Worry, Be Happy

“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?"

All of those words come from Matthew 6:25/26.

And apparently they clearly mean to be at peace and let God take over any worry or anxiety. There is no reason for that. Look, I used to live there. Mainly at night. I was a functioning depressed person, because my life wasn't going the way I thought it should and I lived in regret. Let me tell you, I refuse to go there ever again. It's a miserable place and it didn't help me or anybody else. At least not at the time. All it did was to add to my testimony in that I can now tell you not to live there. I can tell you it didn't add a single hour to my life. So what was the lesson? To help others. 

I choose to use it to tell others what not to do. There is so much more to life that wallowing in self-pity and grief. And I know many of us had life happened to us and I get it. Yet we must go on. We have to shame the devil and let others in on the light. The light of Jesus Christ, whose light shines brightly and whose spirit is hovering over the earth at all times. Absolutely nothing is happening (or not happening) by accident. Nothing is out of the blue. It's all the Lord and He allows what He wills for our lives.

"So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:31-34).
 
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