For some of us worry is a natural part of our day to day activities. We worry about the past, a part of our life that’s gone, we worry about the present, we worry about the future that has not even come yet. Worry about lunch, what’s for dinner, what we are having for TOMORROW’S breakfast… the list goes on and on..
Jesus often spoke to his disciples about the cares of life and the impact of an imbalance of our priorities and affections. He talks about the cares of life choking the very word out of us if we are not careful (Mark 4:19).
We be come so concerned about keeping up in life, that often times we only end up burdening ourselves with more pressure and more things to think about. I’m very much so guilty of this.
God says that we should cast ALL our cares on Him, because He cares for us. ( 1 Peter 5:7). What does this mean and look like? Practically it’s about the transfer of responsibility to one who (to be honest) has more ability and wisdom than we will ever have to manage this thing called life. It’s about enlisting the support of God in times when things are just too much for us and doing so willingly, knowing that God’s got this. Its about making a conscious decision to see God as bigger and in ultimate control of all things. It’s a confession of “not my will, but thine”
Jesus says in Matthew 6:34: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”
He’s making it clear that we don’t need to worry about a day that’s not even promised to us. Tomorrow isn’t promised, but how much of us loose sleep about it. Now, I’m not saying that we should be totally lawless, careless and unwise about out actions and what we do. But the point is about the balance of those cares. Cares can become so consuming that we totally forget and often times bypass God who has already promised to supply all our needs according to HIS riches in Glory ( Philippians 4:19) and opt to carrying more weight than we were ever supposed to. I would suggest even created to.
I love that He says .. every day has enough trouble for itself! We and our worrying won’t help anything. We are just adding to our own burdens and adding trouble to a day that has enough of its own accord!
In stead Jesus suggests that we seek His kingdom FIRST and His righteousness, and all these these thing will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33). What things? All your needs! Not your wants.. your needs…but that’s for another blog!
Finally, Isaiah 65:25 God says this ” Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear”
Sisters Daily.. stop worrying.. God’s got you!