Anxiety and worry have become a crippling force in the lives of humans.
But is it really a new development in our world?
Centuries ago, Jesus Christ addressed the very same issue…because it
definitely matters where we allow our focus to take us.
Will we allow worry of the future blind us to the blessings we have today?
Will we allow worry to sit on the throne of our minds as the god we yield to or
will we allow the King of Kings to take over His rightful role?
Our Savior had worthy advice for those who believe in
the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob:
“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? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 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? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
The real key to calm is accepting the Truth that our worry
will never change anything!
Lasting comfort comes from accepting the Truth that our Father God
will take care of our every need.
And this question bears repeating:
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?