Seven Reasons Not to Worry
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
─ Matthew 6:33-34 NKJV
Every one of us has experienced the temptation to worry. Jesus knows us so well. He took time to tell us not to worry about the needs we have because God knows what those needs are and will take care of them. We find seven reasons not to worry in Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-34.
- Your Creator who fashioned you in your mother’s womb can be trusted with all the details of your life (v. 25).
- Worrying about the future hinders your energy for today (v. 26).
- Worry and anxiety is damaging to your health (v. 27).
- God cares for those who trust in Him (v. 28-30).
- Worrying demonstrates a lack of trust and understanding of who God is (v.31-32).
- It distracts you from the real focus God desires you to have (v. 33).
- Taking one day at a time keeps worry at bay (v. 34).
To “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” means to look to God first for help, to align your thoughts with His desires, to follow His example and serve Him in every area of your life.
Today’s One Thing
Make a conscious effort this week to live in the moment, taking each thing as it comes. Ask God to help you trust Him for those things that are heavy on your mind.