“Do not worry about anything.” Really? Well, that’s what Jesus said. Here are His exact words.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
He gives two reasons why.
- As far as your heavenly Father is concerned, you are more valuable than birds.
- There is something more important to worry about on a day to day basis: how you can seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.
So, what does that mean? It means that each day you should remember that you are valuable to God. Yes, that’s really true. He sent His only begotten Son to rescue you. Then, on a day to day basis, focus on how you can follow Jesus in each area of your life. You need to pay attention to His leading. That is what you should really be concerned about. So what about other things that you need? Let God worry about that. He can take care of it. In fact, He takes care of it while you sleep.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.