Jesus tells me that I should not worry:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34 NIV)
And everything is possible with God:
With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26b NIV)
It must be possible not to worry.
But the message is contrary to what I hear both outside the church and, unfortunately, sometimes inside the church.
It is acceptable to worry.
It is a given that I will worry about the future.
It is my duty as a parent to worry.
It is the opposite of trusting God. It keeps me from experiencing peace.
God, help me to trust you in all things. Show me the areas that I have not given over to you yet, the places I would rather control in my own time. Help me hold on to the truth that it is possible not to worry. Amen.