Matthew 6:25: ”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?“
Worry. How often do we hear this word and how often do we feel it? In this life, we are faced with many things that can make us worry, for example, our future, family, work, finance, health and etc. What becomes our point of focus will determine how much we worry.
The Lord Jesus reminds us about this in Matthew 6:25. We are afraid of what we will eat, but shouldn’t we give thanks that we are still alive? We often only look at the problems and forget to pay attention to what we still have. We tend to see the negative side of things rather than focusing on the positive things in our lives.
Where we focus will determine our feelings. Problems may be big, but don’t forget we have the Heavenly Father whose power is far greater than anything in this universe.
Worry will not bring any benefits. Instead, it will make someone feel worse. The Lord Jesus said, “ Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” (Matthew 6:27). Job also once said, “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me. I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes” (Job 3:25-26).
As God’s children, let us stop focusing on problems, but let us focus on the Lord who truly loves us. If the Lord takes care of the birds in the air and clothes the grass in the fields, then how much more valuable are we, who were specially created in God’s image.
Life will be peaceful, wonderful and filled with joy if our hearts are far from worries and fears. Continuously fill our hearts with faith that the Lord is responsible to take care of and give a good future for those who love Him.
“Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.“ (1 Peter 5:7). God bless.
hs / Publishing Team, IBC Church