Stop Worrying

Flowers

Worry is perhaps one of the easiest sins we permit. Yet it is no less of a sin than any other.

When we worry, we demonstrate a lack of trust in God. We essentially say that God is incapable of caring for us.

Instead, we place our trust in our own ability to provide for ourselves. Or we place our trust in someone or something else to provide for us. In either case, our trust is not in God where it belongs.

If we truly believe that God will provide, as he has promised to do, then we never have anything to worry about. Nothing we encounter is too complicated for him to handle.

That’s not to say that we should expect God to grant us our own perception of comfortable living. The Christian life was never intended to be comfortable.

But if we place our trust in God, he will provide everything needed to continue obeying him.

We must dedicate ourselves to simply trusting God and obeying the Spirit’s leading, no matter what our physical circumstances may be.

I could go on, but I could not possibly explain it better than Jesus already did.

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing?

Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are?

And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life?

Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t he clothe you even more, you people of little faith?

So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:24–34, NET)