Although I know this truth, I have a hard time living it out sometimes. I often believe the lie that I’m in control and feel like everything depends on me. So I worry when things aren’t going my way or on my timeline. I feel anxious when I have so much to do and don’t know how I’m going to do it all. You too?
God has brought me so far from where I used to be, but I still struggle sometimes. When I do, I focus on several verses:
Matthew 6:25-34 NLT: “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? So don’t worry about these things, saying ‘What shall we eat? What will be drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
1 Peter 5:7 NIV: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
We don’t need to worry! God is big enough to handle all our concerns and cares. He is in control. He will provide for our needs. He will give us peace when we give Him our worries. Let’s do that today!