Today’s Encouragement is Matthew 6:31 NLT “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’”
So don’t worry-
In the verses 25-34 Jesus speaks repeatedly and clearly about how useless it is to worry or be anxious. He essentially tells us, “Just Stop It!”
Also, He clarifies what we do need to choose to focus on, instead of our own needs…
Matthew 6:33 NLT “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
Friends, our worry and anxiety only results in crippling fear… no good comes from it, only a mental and emotional prison.
Panic attacks, health problems, and many other mental, emotional, and physical problems find their root in a decision, a choice to worry.
Repeatedly, throughout the New Testament, He said “Don’t Fear!” (Just Stop it!)
And all our Worry… is based on Fear.
Jesus prescribed the way out, freedom from the prison of our tormented minds…
He in essence said, ‘Don’t worry about these earthly things… instead, focus your thinking on God’s kingdom and living right, and He will take care of everything that worries you!’
Father God, help us to choose to trust You and just stop the worrying! It does no good for anyone. But trusting in You, seeking You instead, blesses us and those around us. Thank You for helping us to choose to seek You, Trust You, and Rest in You.
Seek ye first