Monday 6th May 2019
Do Not Worry…
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We live in a day and age where we can often feel that we are surrounded by situations of daily stress, pressure and anxieties. It can appear that we are a society driven by deadlines and targets which can be even more evident in the workplace and other daily situations.
The Lord Jesus talks about these issues we face in the ‘Sermon on the Mount’. He understands that we can have “worries” about various things in our daily life like food, drink, clothes etc. As children of God we can trust Him for our daily needs. When we make God our first priority, all these things will be added to us.
Some of us may be going through chronic health conditions, pain, financial problems, relationship issues etc. It may sometimes just be ‘the daily grind’ of life which can wear us down.
These situations can sometimes make us feel that no one fully understands the problems that we are going through. The scripture reminds us ‘Do not worry about tomorrow’ as God will take care of all our needs. We honour God when we diligently seek Him.
The question for us today is “Do we seek God and His righteousness and make Him our first priority in our daily life?”
May God give us His grace to seek Him every day.
Sampson Dasari (Sawyers Church Ministry Team)