Matthew 6:27-34 – “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek🙂 for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Have you ever felt plagued with worry? There are so many things that need your attention that you feel like you are ignoring some or part of them.
I know these verses do not say the word “worry” in them, but read closely. It is what they are about. Back when Jesus spoke these words, they lived much differently than we do today, or at least some of us. (We just had a dinner at church that made me keenly aware that there are people who are not as fortunate as I am.) Anyway, many of the people of Jesus’s time were very concerned, and even worried, about where their next meal would come from or would they have the clothes they needed for the upcoming cold months.
Jesus is trying to teach them, and us, that we need to rely fully upon Him for all our needs. You see, we seem to think that we can handle the small stuff. We shouldn’t have to bother God with our little problems. He has bigger things to deal with.
Worry stems from a lack of trust. I remember the first time I left my children at home by themselves. I was worried. I was worried because I had not yet built up that trust with them. I didn’t trust them to not put metal in the microwave. I didn’t trust them not to get into the pool. I had to step out a few times and learn to trust that they would remember what I had taught them and remember the warnings that I had given them. I had to learn to trust them.
The same thing happens with Jesus. You have to learn to trust Him. You have to give Him things to deal with so that you can know that you can trust Him. And He knows that you have to do this. He is ready for the test. You see, if you can’t trust Jesus for the little things, how can you trust Him for the big things?
So today, Princess, I want you to step out and trust Him. Don’t worry about things. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Let Him handle it. When something comes up today that you don’t know how to handle, give it to Him. Tell Him that you have no idea how to handle this situation and you need help. He will come running. He wants you to trust Him implicitly. He doesn’t want you to worry for anything.
Besides, worrying causes wrinkles.