Do Not Worry

25 "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?26 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?27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?28 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?31 Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matt 6:25-34 (NKJV)

Do I trust in the Lord to meet my needs on a daily basis, this was a question that the Lord put on my heart as I read through these verses.
I know I worry from my first waking moment until my head hits the pillow at night. As I look in mirror and check myself, what I'm wearing, if my hair is combed and my face is clean then head to the kitchen to feed myself, what will I eat, is it good for me, then into the car, what route shall I take, is the weather going to be bad or nice, then I think about my workday, will I do a good job today, then where will I eat lunch and then the menu for dinner as I make my way back home, should I stop for groceries or do I have what I need for a meal...
Small thoughts but all the worries and cares of a regular day for me, throw in the unexpected and the worries and anxieties of life begin to overtake me.
It is interesting that the word Worry means to be pulled in opposite directions; torn apart or to be divided.
I have comfort when I read verse 32b For your Father knows that you need all these things. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all things will be added to you.
For me the solution is to be at His feet in constant communication, my worries melt away when His words and promises fill my thoughts.
How do you keep your worries in check?
Comments welcome.

Blessings be to you
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Comments (1)

On March 26, 2014 at 8:34 AM , Joyce Butler said...

For the Father knows what you need stood out for me too. Thank you for this devotion. Another reminder.