Trying not to worry

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2020 wasn’t quite the year we expected. We’ve all had to get used to lots of changes. Lockdown birthdays meant home cooked meals or takeaways with parties online. Lockdown weddings were much smaller and more intimate. Holidays were mostly staycations. Some of us spent a lot more time with our families as we tried to home-school and remembered why we’d never gone in for teaching as a career! Others went months without seeing our grown-up children and elderly parents and had to get used to virtual hugs. We applauded our key worker’s hard work and courage. Some had work dry up and others were overwhelmed and worn out by the extra work demands put on them.

The point is, none of us could have predicted the bizarre year that was 2020 and everything that happened. Equally, we don’t know what the future holds. After the year that’s passed it’s natural to be apprehensive about the future and the uncertainty of what lies ahead, but we must try not to worry (easier said than done, I know!).

In the Bible we see Jesus reassuring his disciples telling them not to worry about the day-to-day things of life. Jesus said that God knows what we need and will care for us as he does the natural world. He was teaching them (and us) about priorities – that God will care for us if we trust in Him.

The start of a new year is always a good opportunity for us to individually reflect. Perhaps it’s a chance to realign our priorities? Maybe learn to trust God a little more? Whatever 2021 holds for any of us the Bible is very clear that God is there for each of us if we believe in Him. He’s there to alleviate our worries and care for our future.

Useful passage to look up: Matthew ch 6 vs 25-33

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