August 05, 2020


For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life. (Matthew 6:25a)

Of all the things Jesus could have addressed in the Sermon on the Mount, it's fascinating that He spends a good bit of time addressing worry. In fact, He commands us not to be worried: "Do not be worried about your life."

We are champion worriers. God knows that worry is so counterproductive. Not only is it useless, but it ties us up, destroys our faith, is a poor witness to those who are watching, and dishonors God. So, to help us He gives His true followers multiple reasons why worry is so useless.

  1. There are way more important things to do than worry.

"Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?" (Matthew 6:25)

  1. Your Father, who takes care of birds and flowers, values you infinitely more.

"...your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?" (vs. 26, 28-30)

  1. Worry changes nothing and destroys everything.

"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?" (vs. 27)

  1. Your Father is "previous"… He knows what you need before you ask Him and is ready to supply.

"For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things." (vs. 32)

  1. Your Father has promised to meet every real need if you'll seek His kingdom first.

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (vs. 33)

  1. Today's got enough troubles, so don't speculate about tomorrow.

"Each day has enough trouble of its own." (vs. 34)

  1. Your Father is not just any dad…He's the One in heaven with the means and power to do what you and others cannot!

“Your Heavenly Father" (vs. 26, 32)

Think of the testimony of a worry-free man or woman? Everyone will wonder what kind of a Provider that you have that you are absolutely liberated from anxiety. You can simply point upward and give the glorious of one who “has nothing yet possesses all things.”

Are you worried about anything today? Worry is a SIN—simply a lack of faith in your faithful Father. When you worry, it indicates what you do not know about God and that you are not believing His promises to you. And … its worse than useless.

Father, thank You that You have already provided absolutely everything I need—spiritually, emotionally, relationally, physically, materially. There is not a need of which you are not aware. I trust You, Lord, for my daily bread and thank You that Your provisions are perfect, timely, and inexhaustible!



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