Saturday, March 28, 2009

Worried About Worry

CCEF (Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation) has begun posting a series by the always insightful David Powlison on the topic of worry. Sadly, this is a subject with which I struggle all too much.

Powlison brings up a point that convicts me every time I think about it: that by and large, the people to whom Jesus spoke about worry lived in a sustenance economy. This means, he points out, that
“…the people Jesus is talking to are poor people. They have primitive sanitation, no health care, and their lives immediately depend on whether it rains or not. When drought comes here in Glenside, it’s just an inconvenience. Your lawn gets brown. But when drought comes there, they die.”

My prayer is that the Lord would reveal to me the exact nature of my failure to trust in light of this era of incredible prosperity we now enjoy. I know right now I fall far short of the rest Jesus describes—the only question is how far.

You can read the whole article here.