Don’t Worry: Trust
Jan 15, 2016 1155
Therefore do not be anxious saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
Marvellous words! Gird them to your soul if you are a worrier. Write them out by hand. Read them often. Memorize them. Pray over them.
Our Lord tells us that worry is needless, that life is more than the basics, and that our loving God knows and cares. Worry is useless. He reminds us that we can’t add a year to our life by worry alone.
He even tells us that worry is pagan. The heathens seek after these things as a matter of primacy, but if we seek the kingdom of God first, God will add all those things.
And finally our Lord says that the day’s own trouble is sufficient for the day.
Try believing it today. What magnificent practical advice from our Lord for us worriers!
– Des Ford. Rom 8:27–32 (from “Are You A Worry Wart?”)