There are so many awesome verses in the book of Matthew! Today, I wanted to share this particular passage with you. I’m going to be flat-out honest, I am a huge worrier. There are so many worrisome questions that I ask… Is this good enough? Did I say the right thing? What if…? I think you get my point. I should really just stop worrying and start trusting God more.
(The sections in bold, are parts that stood out to me)
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.
You see why I love this right? These verses have such a powerful meaning and lesson behind them! I could go on to preach about not worrying, but I have this problem of my own. All I can say, is this…
We all worry, some more than others, but worry gets in the way of the joy that God is trying to bless us with. I know this, because I have felt this. When I get so overwhelmed by this parasite called worry, my happiness level drops way down and then I start feeling very anxious. When I go a day without worrying, I feel so much better.
I hope that these verses can give you a little bit of encouragement, just like it did for me. 🙂