Do you find yourself worrying about situations in your life, your finances, your relationships, or your health? We all do at times.
Although, I trust God and know He is in control, the human side of me sometimes tends to worry. Jesus realizes that we all go through stressful situations. He wants to help us overcome our worry.
He even addressed this issue when he taught His followers in what we now call the Sermon on the Mount. He provided instructions for how Christians should live our daily lives and how our faith should guide our behavior, including how to deal with worry.
In the following passage, Jesus tells us how to not worry, but rather trust Him to provide all of our needs. This applies to all areas of our lives, including help with our problems and easing our anxieties.
“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?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:25-34
Sometimes it is difficult to trust God with our heaviest burdens. Instead, we waste time worrying about what could happen tomorrow. Next time you are in a stressful situation, I encourage you to turn your worries into prayers. Commit to worrying less and trusting Jesus more.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-7
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