“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25)
I lost some sleep last night because I allowed my mind to drift into the world of worry. The Greek word used in this portion of Scripture for “worry” is merimnao (Strong’s #3309). Merimnao means to divide into parts and speaks of a distraction with something that causes stress and anxiety. My mind was being divided into parts thus I was wide awake.
Thankfully, the article I wrote “Waiting without Worry” was still fresh on my heart. Therefore, at 2:12 in the morning I made a choice. I chose not to panic but rather to praise. I did what the prophets before me did and lifted my spiritual eyes to heaven and placed my worries in the hands of the One who took nails in His for me.
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1)