Do Not Worry

[Cast] all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.
1 PETER 5:7
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Do Not Worry
Do not at all worry. If something should happen to make you worry—as it must, since you have many offenses on earth—then act this way: Do not at all attempt to deal with your worry, whatever it may be, but leave the worry behind, turn with prayer and supplication to God, and ask Him to accomplish all you wanted to accomplish with your worries. Do that with gratitude that you have a God who cares for you and to whom you may boldly refer all your concerns. But whoever does not act that way when something happens, but first wants to estimate it with his reason and manage it with his own ideas, and thus handle his own worries, meddles with much misery, loses his joy and peace in God, accomplishes nothing at all, but only digs in the sand and sinks in further and cannot get out.

From the Church Postil, sermon for Advent 4 on Philippians 4:4-7 (Luther's Works 75:1.66)
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