Posted on 05 Aug 2015 04:31

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

St. Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV)

25 “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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 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? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. The miracles that Jesus performed were acts of compassion. They were not meant to draw attention to Himself, but to bring praise to God. Jesus lived his life to glorify His Father.”

It’s easy for any of us to worry, especially in times of trial. We often get out there … ahead of ourselves and ahead of God as we attempt to predict the many ways a trial may pan out. A typical human response to bad news tends to move automatically to a state of worry and anxiety. But God clearly tells us:

Do not be anxious about anything. — Philippians 4:6

Beloved, change your perspective. Look at your circumstances the way God tells you to look at them.

Jesus told us, “Do not worry.”(V. 25) He promises that He would take care of us and He keeps His promises.

God wants you to live your life confidently, one day at a time, relying on Him to provide all your needs, both physically and spiritually. Trust in Him.

God bless you is my prayer!

Dr. J. M. Wooten

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