Hello, and welcome to the Three Day Quote Challenge, Day 3. Today’s quote challenge post might be a little bit shorter than my previous ones.
Secondly, here is my quote. There were so many quotes I could have chosen that I loved equally, but I finally chose this one by Corrie Ten Boom. I got the quote here.
The Bible says it this way:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’”
Why are we anxious about everything? About what we will wear, about what we will eat, about whether things will “work out”? We are simply emptying today of its strength. We must learn to trust God with all things and to go to him with all of our doubts and anxiety.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6
We can trust God with everything. Why would we try to worry about and protect things that are not even in our power? God is the creator of every star and galaxy, he tells each planet where to go. Our God is a powerful God. And he even promises that for those who love him, eventually, all things will work together for their good.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28
So trust God with everything. He is our solid rock. Do not worry. He will redeem it all for your good, if only you are patient. Worrying only empties today of its strength, not tomorrow of its sorrow.
Now I would like to nominate these three blogs:
Here are the rules:
Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
For 3 days, provide a quote each day and why you like or chose that quote.
Nominate one or more bloggers each of the three days for the Challenge and then send them a comment letting them know they have been nominated.
(When you receive a nomination, if you’re too busy, you can do it later if need be.)
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all!
[Side Note: For the summer at least, I will be changing my posting schedule to more like every other weekend. Thanks.]
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” -Mathew 6:34 (ESV)
All Scripture Quotations are from the ESV translation