“Don’t worry” is easier said than done. Paul wrote to the Philippians: “The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:5b-6).
“The Lord is near.” Can we stop and listen? Can we open our eyes and see God at work in the world? Can we hear God calling us to balance our courage and humility for the sake of God’s good intentions for all of God’s creation? Can we make our requests known to God—that all might have enough to eat and live in peace dignity, that we might move toward a culture and economy that balances the earth’s capacity with our need, and that we might bring gentleness to the world around us?
This message is adapted from “Don’t worry” written by Catherine Malotky in the April 2016 issue of Gather magazine.