Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body not more than clothing?” (Amp)
Jesus covered several topics in His sermon on the mount. In Matthew chapter 6 verses 25 to 27, Jesus speaks about worrying, and makes it very clear that worrying about anything does not line up with having faith in God. He also gives several examples of God’s provision for all creation.
Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow (seed) nor (reap the harvest) nor gather (the crops) into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not much more than they? (AMP)
Matthew 6:30 “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive and green today and tomorrow is (cut and) thrown (as fuel) into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! (AMP)
When a person is worried about something, they are showing a lack of faith and trust that God is in control of what happens.
Worrying is saying “I know what you said God, but…”
Worrying is saying “I believe you are in control of what happens God, but…”
Worrying is not trusting God.
A simple definition of worry is; Thoughts that are being focused on the outcome of something (often expecting negative results), when the person that is worrying has no control over what the outcome will be.
Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.” (AMP)
Worrying can cause anxiety…anxiety can cause stress…stress can cause depression…depression can cause worry. Worrying can cause a person to run in a circle going no where, if that person allows worry to control or consume them. Worrying is not healthy or good for you.
Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good [encouraging] word makes it glad.” (AMP)
Whatever happens, can only happen if God allows it to happen.
1st Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares [all anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him for him for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. (AMP)
When worry is replaced with prayer, it is a demonstration of having both trust and faith in almighty God.
Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the LORD [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail). (AMP)
Lord Jesus, I give you all of my cares, and put both my trust and faith in you. In Jesus name…Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev