2018 July 29-Matthew 6:34 ESV
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Lord Hear My Prayer:
For all of us that are anxious
Today, I got a note from a friend of mine about 5 Lao-Tze quotes to reflect on.
- He who is not happy with a little will not be happy with a lot
- This is something I am learning in reverse these days. I am learning to be happy with what I got and not what I wish I had.
- Where there is life, there is change and change demands adaption
- I think I do this very well actually, I try to flow like a river rather than be steel and unwavering.
- To be deeply loved gives you strength, while deeply loving someone gives you courage.
- I find that I tend to love deeply. It is like when falling backwards and hoping somebody catches me. Will they or won’t they? I’d rather than the chance than not.
- He who does not desire does not become frustrated
- This is the toughest for I desire and thus have become frustrated.
- Do not provoke a fight, accept it; it is better to retreat a meter than advance a centimeter
- Confused on how to proceed with this I am. But there is a humble way of retreating that I must find if I am to win the fight against anxiety.
It is interesting how the translation of Matthew can be read like a Lao-Tze quote. I believe that is how God works. God tries to show us different ways to get to the same point. If happy with what I have, if I adapt like a river, if I love deeply, if I desire not, and if I retreat instead of fight, I may not be as anxious about tomorrow.
Peace from the DFW Metroplex,
It is not winning every attempt / Rather winning in the attempt