What Do You Worry About?

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25 NET). 

I fidgeted with a snag in my jeans reflecting on my pastor’s questions: “What do you worry about?” The thread-pull got longer as uncertainties flooded my mind.

God has proven himself trustworthy repeatedly in Scripture, but I find nothing in there about good grades or post-grad school plans. Nothing about marital bliss, a job, or future sons and daughters accepting Christ. Acknowledging all of the uncertainty in the future makes me cringe. I do exactly what Jesus told us not to do—I worry.

But Jesus didn’t tell his listeners to get over themselves and then carry on with his day. He offered an explanation of why they shouldn’t worry themselves over the matters of this life: because He cares for them. If God takes care of the flowers in the field, will he not take care of us whom he values more? (6:26). He has freed us, his sons and daughters, of worrying. God values and cares for me; I have no reason to worry. Simple, but hard to trust. 

Lord, I recognize that I worry when I fail to trust you. Thank You for Your patience. When I look at the flowers, would You remind me of Your love and trustworthiness? Teach me to trust You. 

Corinne (TX)