“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Matthew 6:11, KJV
Are you a worrier? How will you pay the bills? Will there be food in the grocery stores? One of my favorite passages promises me, under the care of my heavenly Father, I have no need to worry. He reminds me worry accomplishes nothing productive.
“For this reason I say to you ,
do not be anxious for your life,
as to what you shall eat,
or what you shall drink;
nor for you body,
as to what you shall put on.
Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing …
Jesus then takes the audience’s attention to the sky and tells them to see how our heavenly Father takes care of the birds. And can’t you see Him as He points to the white and orange lilies growing in a nearby field as He reminds his listeners at how beautifully the Father has dressed them? Jesus points out these things last a short while and the Father has graced them with what they need. We are His crowning creation. Jesus asks us—
“will He not much more do so for you,
O men of little faith?
Do not be anxious then, saying,
‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’
or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’
For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek;
for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
- But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness;
- and all these things shall be added to you.
- Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow;
- for tomorrow will care for itself.
- Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25, 30b-34; NASB
The apostle Paul leaves us with this promise—
“And my God shall supply all your needs
according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19; NASB
- Worry is the product of little faith.
- Worry produces anxiety.
- Anxiety robs us of peace.
- Paul said his God supplies our needs out of His rich surplus in glory. It’s inexhaustible.
Why would a person choose worry above trust? Worry works in our own strength—giving us something to worry about. Trust operates in the strength, grace, love, and riches of our heavenly Father. If He can’t handle whatever our needs are, we certainly can’t. So, are you a worrier?
“Now to our God and Father
be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Philippians 4:20; NASB