Worry – 3/4/12

Matthew 6:31-34
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

worry
building an expectation
that something is wrong
and will result
in something bad

worry
an anticipation
of trouble
on the horizon
where the only trouble
yet visible
is of my own
manufacture

If I can decide to trust
that Love
will indeed
come through
and that things
that may or may not
come to be
will be dealt with
when they become
real

then this Matthew promise
begins to take root
and the good things I desire
rather than the bad things I fear
will indeed be added
as I walk
this way
of Love

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About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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