Do Not Worry
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."
Matthew 6:25-34 (NKJV)
The dictionary defines it as: “ give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.”
We are not expected to do as the animals, glean from the earth and flitting about place to place, taking, as we need. We are to plan, plant and gather. We all do, to one degree or another, depending upon our work.
He gives us example in the birds and the flowers of the field. They lack for nothing and worry not about the lack they may or may not suffer. He assures us of His over look and care of our needs, physical and spiritual.
These verses are not about the physical need of our bodies so much as they are about trust, trusting in Him to do as He has promised. These verses are about basic FAITH.
Hebrews 11:1 ~~ "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Through this Faith, I know that my God is in control. I know that He will watch over me and mine. I know that He will keep all things that Satan means for evil away, turning them to good.
How do I know this?
Why do I have faith? Because even though I do not physically see God himself, I see His fingerprints everywhere.
I suppose, if it comes down to it, things I see reinforce my Faith!
You are Most Holy, a loving, giving and wondrous God.
Thank you for the things you do for me and mine. Thank you for the blessings we receive everyday, the Love you have for us evidenced by your Son’s Grace.
In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit ~ AMEN
Blessings to you and yours~ Kat