Worry, it is part of all of our day. But why?
Do the sparrows sow and reap? Do the flowers spin and weave?
Are we not so much more than these creatures? So why do we worry? Jesus said – “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.” Life will be tough, the devil will try to knock you down so hard that you can’t get up and he will knock you down, but “do not worry about tomorrow” – Jesus will help you up.
Life is more than clothes and food – Jesus says that in chapter 5, verse 25 in the book of Matthew. Is not life for serving Jesus and others? To help those who need it and to spread His good news. Worrying hinders that. Satan causes worry to keep you focused on some thing else other than doing your real job. Give God your worry and let him take care of your problems.
Look at the flowers – do you ever see them spin their petals. No. But God gives them beauty that was even Solomon in all his splendour was not as beautiful as one of these. God wants us to not to worry but trust him in his love and provision. God knew what would happen in each day before He created the world. So don’t you think each day would follow his good and perfect plan? You don’t need to worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about itself. God will take care of that.
But this doesn’t mean that nothing will harm you and nothing bad will happen. Look at the life of the Apostle Paul. He was called by God to do his work and spread His word. But with that he received countless beatings, whippings, and even shipwrecks. He was stoned once. But he did not need to worry through all of that. Worrying would hinder his job. He didn’t need to because of Gods perfect plan and because God was watching over him. God supplied him with what he needed as well through the hardship.
Just as he watches over the flowers and sparrows.
Jesus and his disciples wandered and really didn’t stay in one place to work and earn money. At one time, when taxes were being collected Peter had no money to pay for it. And what did Jesus do? He told Peter to go fishing and in the first fish he caught there would be a coin enough for their taxes. And there it was again.
Provision. But provision is not always God’s plan. He might decide to provide with something else. God may decide to not give you something because it suits His plan and His work for the good of you and others even though it may not seem that way. That’s where faith and trust come into play.
So do not worry. The things that are happening are a part of God’s perfect and good will. And that may be very hard to believe some times when you won’t know where your next meal will come from or when someone dies close to you. That is hard to see how any good can come out of that of all. But we need to stop worrying and fix our eyes on Jesus and try believe He is in control.
It is difficult to follow this every day. And yet, the alternative – worry – isn’t much of a way to actually experience full life either.
So know this. Hear this. Take some time in your hectic day to really take this truth in.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.” Life will be tough, the devil will try to knock you down so hard that you can’t get up and he will knock you down, but “do not worry about tomorrow.”