What’s Important

I used to get up every morning and start reading all my news sources to see what has happened overnight that the Mainstream Media has not reported.  It’s usually not hard to find.  Sometimes it’s not that they have no reports, but they have their own spin — mostly opinion — on events.  And of course it’s always, always “politicized.”

It’s not that I’ve lost interest or concern about what’s going on in this country, it’s just that I’ve had a bit of a change of focus.  The political ebb and sway in this country is more active and volatile than it has been for a long time, and we should all be concerned about that.  But we should also be concerned about things that are ultimately more important than all things political.

We cannot spend our lives living with fear and worrying; life it way too short.  And whatever we may think of God and religion and faith, I believe there are many truths to be found when we look for them in the Bible.

One of the verses in the Bible says “Do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about itself; each day has enough trouble of its own.”  (Matthew 6:34)

Doesn’t sound very comforting, does it?  But if you read before that verse in the same chapter, it says (these are the words of Christ):

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow, or reap, or store away in barns, yet the Heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not more valuable than they ?”

Self-worth is something that every human being struggles with at some point or another in their life.  There are so many things that affect it, family life, relationships, loss, all are a part of us.  But we —  you  — are more valuable to God than we may ever realize.

In spite of the hurt and hardships, in spite of us feeling that God is not concerned about us, when we feel more alone than we’ve ever felt in our life, God is there.

It’s up to us to ask Him to help us.

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