I understand we face difficult situations in our lives, in our country, and globally. But, Jesus instructs us not to worry! Perhaps the doctor has given you a poor diagnosis for your child, your mom, your dad, or even yourself. Maybe you go into your prayer closet and you don’t sense God hearing or answering your request. Sometimes we feel anxious and start to battle old habits we thought we overcame. Any of these issues can feel so overwhelming and crushing.
Jesus said not to worry about what we will eat, drink or wear. “For the pagans run after all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them.” —Matthew 6:32. Jesus does not just say “don’t worry,” but He gives us additional instructions: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Jesus is saying instead of worrying, seek after God’s kingdom. This includes the reign and life of God, His practical wisdom, along with His ways.
My friend, we need to go in one direction. A biblical definition for worry actually means to be pulled apart in every direction. So instead of going in a million different directions, you follow God and go in one direction. If you keep it simple and love the Lord with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself, you can then trust the Lord with the rest. Do your best, and forget the rest!