“Don’t Worry”

God has promised to meet our needs. Though He has promised to meet our needs and even knows the things we have need of before we ask, why do we still sometimes worry? The short answer is our lack of faith. In the context of Jesus’ teaching on the subject (Mat.6:25-34), He addresses those who worry with these words, “O you of little faith.”
We also worry when our priorities have gotten out of line. Those who do not know God focus on things, but we should focus on God and when we do, we will have all the “things” we need. Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”
Jesus also encourages us not to worry by using the testimony of God’s faithful providential care of the creation. If God feeds the birds, will he not feed you who are of more value than the birds? If He clothes the grass of the field, will He not clothe you? Of course, the answer to both questions is “Yes!”
Worry is always about the future, but most of it will not happen as we fear it will. We tend to think the worst! Again, this is a focus problem. Do not focus on tomorrow about which we can do nothing, but focus on today by solving its problems. Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”