I’m studying Matthew 6:25-34 and it’s companion passage in Luke 12:22-34. These verses on Worry were so important, God made sure they were put in the Bible twice.
“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” That’s the question Jesus asks in Matt 6:27.
Jesus says in this passage that God will handle it. Whatever it is you are worried, or “concerned” about, God will handle it. Jesus points out that if God takes care of the tiniest sparrow, are we not more important than that?
So worry, essentially boils down to a lack of trust. That lack of trust is a lack of confidence in God, and a lack of faith that He will do what He said He would.
“Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
By Faith, Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joesph, Moses, Rahab. And don’t foget Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, Samuel, and the prophets.
The Hall of Faith in Hebrews always reminds me of the Steve Green song, Find us Faithful. (*sidenote – my dad taught me how to sing this one in key for a youth choir when I was in high school. Miss you Dad.)
Each of those people mentioned in Hebrews had faith. Faith enough to realize that God was in control, and they just had to follow the path He set before them. Back to Matthew 6, Jesus says that life is so much more then food and clothes. Our Father Gods knows what we *need* and He will supply. All that is required of us in this life, is to seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness. (Matt 6:33)
Lord, please forgive my worried soul, my lack of trust. I trust my husband completely, with my heart and life. How can I not trust You, the Creator of life? Oh Lord, please give me the faith of a mustard seed. Help me to follow down the path You have set before me. Help me to see Your Will in front of me, and guide my steps. Please give comfort to my weary soul, and lift me up when I am down. Help me to find the joy all around me when life is dragging me downward. I want to leave the legacy of a faithful life for my own children just as my Dad left for me. Amen
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.
Matthew 6:34 NASB