31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Worry steals our joy in the Lord.
Worry is disquieting. It torments us. It hangs us in an agonizing suspense. It breaks our sleep. It hinders our appetite. It keeps us from enjoying what God has given us. It keeps us from enjoying Him.
Worry is a distrust of God.
It distrusts His promises. It distrusts His love. It distrusts His faithfulness. And it distrusts His purposes.
30 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, O you of little faith?
Worry can't change anything.
It doesn't help the situation. It can't move God. It is prayerful faith and trust that move God. See vs. 27.
Worry diverts attention that is needed for today.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. It paralyzes us. It causes us to forget our duties to God and others. It is trying to carry the burdens of the future today.
We have greater things to think about
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Am I part of His Kingdom?
If He is my king, am I pleasing to Him?
Am I seeking to proclaim His kingdom to others?
Are my actions right (righteousness) before God?
What would God want me to do today?
Seeking first He Kingdom works much better than worrying.
This is a surer way of seeing things work out well.
It is certainly a much easier way.
Jesus to Martha - "Only one thing is required." It is to seek God, to desire the things of God, to obey God, and to please God.
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