A long time ago
I watched a show on TV where Ty Pennington refurbished houses for people in need of some kind. The particular episode featured a family who had lost their husband and father. The house was on a lake, that the man used to sit on a bench and find peace looking at the tranquil water.
His favorite saying was ” Much to Think About… Nothing to Worry About.”
As a part of the reno for the family, they built a bench by the wate,r and inscribed the saying on it.
It’s one of those sayings that stuck with me. It reminds me of faith. When I release things to God in surrender I find peace even though there is a lot going on… always. I can only do what I can do, and release everything to God.
Much to think about, nothing to worry about.
Matthew 6 The Message:
30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”