How not to worry

12 July 2021

Series: Devotional

How not to worry

In Matt 6:25-34, we read,

“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.”

Are you easily worried?

As Christians, we are taught early on not to worry because worrying is a sign of unbelief. When we are tempted to worry, we are told to have faith in Jesus and what He can do, believing He will do the impossible for us.

Allow me to ask you an honest question:
Do you find it easy to trust in Jesus for what He can do for you? Is it easy for you to trust that He will intervene and do a miracle in your life?

Your answer to this question all depends on what is happening in your life right now. If your life is ok and you have nothing to worry about right now, it is easy to trust in Jesus. But if your life more resembles being thrown headlong first into a bottomless abyss, it might not be so easy to trust in Jesus.

Here in Matt 6:25-34, Jesus never says, “trust in Me to meet your needs,” instead He says, “seek first My Father Yehovah and His law, the law of Moses, then and only then will all these things you need be added unto you.”

If Jesus never says, “trust in Me to meet your needs, trust in Me to heal you, trust in Me to provide for you,” why are we Christians looking to Jesus to solve our problems? Why are we not obeying our Lord Yeshua (Jesus) doing what He told us to do, which is:

Trust in my Father Yehovah to meet your needs, and He will meet your needs if – and only if – you love Him and show your love for Him by obeying His Torah. (the law of Moses).

Make the decision today to trust in Yehovah and show Him that you love Him. Because you love Him, choose to obey His law, the law of Moses. Then, and only then, will He meet all of your needs.

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