“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? 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? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 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? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Memory Verse: “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7
Picture an imaginary life where you don’t have worry about a thing! A life where even when things starts getting complicated, you just pick the phone, make a call and say ”Dad, I am in a mess, please can you sort me out and fix the situation”? Well, that’s the story of those who are in Christ, those called the children of God.
Back in the days, I could be given the tittle of the Chief worrier. I just naturally worried about everything. Even when things are good, I would worry because I don’t want them to go bad. I specialised in worrying about everything in life because somewhere in my head, I assumed that if I can get to worry just a little bit, then I may be able to fix things.
Eventually, I realised I have never been so wrong! My worry was to my detriment because I worried myself into anxiety disorder ( A medical term called GAD). My lack of complete trust in God almost got me to a stage where I almost began to take medications. All this was happening when I was committed to God and was actively functioning in my local church.
My approach to things of life and everything changed when I took my position as a child of God. I realised that if I wanted God to be my Father, then I just had to focus on being the child. This was the turnaround for me as I now almost don’t worry about anything! I now fully trust God that whatever happens, He’s my Father and I am His priority.
So, when Jesus says in Matthew 6:25-34 Do Not Worry, He’s not depicting there won’t be storms to ride upon, hurdles to fly over, deep waters to swim, fires to evade, terrible things not happen, He’s saying even when they do, cast all these burdens on Him who is responsible for you (God). You should not have to be doing Daddy’s duty as a child. Being a good child is your responsibility and being a good Father is His.
Tell yourself today, “ I choose not to worry because God has me covered”. Anytime the devil tries to trouble you, repeat the above statement, and find rest in Christ.
- Father, Thank You for being my EVERYTHING.
- Thank you, Father, for being a loving and caring Father.
- Forgive my iniquities Lord, help me to live my life for you
- I surrender all to you Lord, withholding nothing! I cast all my burden unto you.
- Help me Lord to trust in you totally and rise above every element of doubt
- Help me to live a life consecrated to you and dedicated to your words and treasures
- Guide me though the week Lord and make me a champion on all sides
- Thank You Lord for answers to my prayers, IJMN I pray, Amen.