Give your worries to God, for he cares for you.
Do You Worry a Lot?
“So I tell you, don’t worry about everyday life — whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn’t life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable than they are. Can all your worry add a single moment to your life? Of course not.
So don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all your needs and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today!”
About this week’s promise:
Jesus encourages us not to worry about that which we cannot control or about that which is not important. Worry instead, he says, about your priorities and the condition of your soul. When you find yourself overcome with worry, take a careful look at the priorities of your heart. When God is firmly established at the center of our focus and desires, worry loses its grip on our lives.
From the TouchPoint Bible with commentaries by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale), p. 829
For more on this week’s topic, check these Tyndale resources:
The Life Recovery Bible NLT with commentary by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop (1998)
Radical Forgiveness by Julie Ann Barnhill (2004)
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House