“Don’t worry and say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ That’s what those people who don’t know God are always thinking about. Don’t worry, because your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things.
Matthew 6:31-32 ERV
Do you worry a lot? Sometimes I find myself falling into that sin. The Bible tells us that it is wrong. The Lord doesn’t like it when His children worry. Worrying basically signifies the lack of trust we have in our Saviour. If we have truly surrendered our entire life to Him then worrying should be the last thing on our mind. Why? That is because He loves us with an unconditional and eternal kind of Love and thus will take excellent care of us. We know He will because He said it in His word. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). Also remember that His word can not return to Him void and it must accomplish what it please. (Isaiah 55:11)”So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Also remember ‘Perfect Love casts out Fear’ (1John 4:18).
He reminds us to not worry because He will surely take good of us. If He provides for the birds and clothes the flowers so beautifully, why wouldn’t He also adorn us more beautifully and provide for us what He already knows we need? Matthew 6:26-29 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 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.
I believe that until we have come to the point where our whole life revolves around Him; His Kingdom and His Righteousness, we are prone to slip into the act of worrying. That’s why in verse 32 of Matthew 6, He tells us to seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness. When we put God’s Kingdom Business first He blesses us far beyond our desires. By putting His Kingdom Business as the number one priority we focus less on the things we want because the things of God is more important to fulfil. When we begin to seek God sincerely and He shows us the assignment He wants us to complete, every other thing becomes secondary. We understand that there are a lot of people who needs to be impacted by us through the work of Jesus Christ. Our earthly desires begin to diminish as the Higher Call grows. These people are connected to our destiny and if we remain in our little shell of self, complaining and worry, the great mandate on our life may never be fulfilled.
The Father also wants us to seek His Righteousness! He wants us to search out who He really is; His character. He wants us to learn what it is that He wants us to do. There may be things in our lives which need to changed. During the ‘seeking His Righteousness’ phase He renews us. He shapes and molds us into the person He truly wants us to be. By seeking after His character we learn from Him. We learn to be love just as He is love. Love is and should be our ultimate goal. The Bible reminds us that without love we are like a loud symbol (1 Corinthians 13:1). We would be operating in works but gaining nothing. The more we seek Him, the more like Him we become. The more like Him we become the closer to our heavenly home we are. The closer to our heavenly home we move the less we worry about earthly things because we will at this time know confidently that our Father will and must provide everything that we need.
Remember His word cannot return unto Him void. He said He will provide all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. He is the master of the universe, King of kings and Lord of lords. He is equipped enough to take good care of you in every aspect of your life.
So “don’t worry and say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ That’s what those people who don’t know God are always thinking about. Don’t worry, because your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things.” Matthew 6:31-32
I don’t expect this to be easy because we all go through a lot of trouble. He reminded us that “In this world you will have troubles. But be brave! I have defeated the world!” John 16:33b.
Hope ever in the Lord and praise Him in everything because this is His will for us. I know we have been through a lot. Let us reflect; did He not come through for us? For some situations we placed ourselves there in error thinking it was good but His faithfulness never failed us. For others you may be going through a really tough time and it appears to be weighing you down. I have been there and I know it is tough! People may be looking in not fully understanding your pain and agony, but look ever to Jesus, for He is the author and finisher of our faith. Spend time reminding yourself of His promises and power to deliver you. He says to remind Him of His word. He loves to hear His word. There is power in His word! Speak life! The situation may speak otherwise but you have to believe that God is able, so Speak Life. Speak it to yourself, the situation and if there is someone who is in the fire with you, speak it to them also. Encourage yourself in the Lord if there is no one to do this for you. Refuse to be defeated because His word says He has already overcome the world. It is FINISHED!
He is faithful to accomplish that thing which concerns you! Cast your cares unto Him because He cares for you! (1 Peter 5:7) He Loves you! You are redeemed and was bought with a price! You are His and He is yours! You are always on His mind! Share with Him today what you want and trust that He will move at your request.
Luke 11:8-13 says:
I tell you, maybe friendship is not enough to make him get up to give you the bread. But he will surely get up to give you what you need if you continue to ask. So I tell you, continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, whoever continues to ask will receive. Whoever continues to look will find. And whoever continues to knock will have the door opened for them. Do any of you have a son? What would you do if your son asked you for a fish? Would any father give him a snake? Or, if he asked for an egg, would you give him a scorpion? Of course not! Even you who are bad know how to give good things to your children. So surely your heavenly Father knows how to give the Holy Spirit to the people who ask him.”
Luke 11:8-13 ERV