Do not Worry
Recently in Sunday School, we discussed some daily things that we blindly put our trust in. For example, we trust that the post office will deliver bills on-time, our eyelids will blink, the road will not collapse under our car…the list is never-ending. Most of these things, we don’t even think about twice; we just accept that they will function. What an incredible amount of trust!
I began to think, however, what if I didn’t trust that these simple daily things would run their usual course, and what if I began to worry about every little thing…my next breath, the ground I’m standing on… I’d go crazy! My mind would go numb with doubt! None of us have the mental, emotional or spiritual capacity to have concern over every little aspect of life.
And yet…Jesus knew that we, despite knowing better, would from time-to-time fixate on certain details of our existence. His wisdom to us? “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear…Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?…But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness…do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25a, 27, 33b, 34
Read Matthew 6:25-34 in its entirety today. Identify what you have picked up lately and cradled with your worry. Give it to the Lord; let it go. Honor Him with your trust and let Him guide you through your circumstance.