Friday, 23 October 2015


"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' Matthew 6:31
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus had specific things to say about worry and anxiety. He said, "Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?" (Matthew 6:25-27) Why shouldn't we worry?
First of all, God, your Father loves you so much that He will not withhold anything good from you.
Your Heavenly Father will take care of you. Jesus points to the birds. You've never seen a bird sweat, have you? Birds are singing, rejoicing and praising God.
Certainly, they need to go out and gather their food. They do their part to get what they need. But they don't worry about it. The point Jesus is making is that if God cares for the birds, will He not take care of you?
The answer obviously is yes, He will. Second, worry does not bring about anything productive in your life. It is a destructive emotion. It doesn't lengthen your life and can even potentially shorten it.
The next time you are tempted to worry about something, channel all of the energy you would have put into worry and put it into prayer instead. Say, "Lord, here is my problem. I am putting it in your hands. I am going to trust you."
Prayer: Lord, I cast all my burdens on you because I know you care for me.
Scriptural Reading: Matthew 6:25-34

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