What do you mean, “Don’t worry”? That’s a laugh. Our schedule is so hectic we don’t have time to plan a meal let alone sit down together. It takes all I’ve got to make ends meet and provide the few clothes for our kids need. When I look into the future just a little bit, it scares me to death. Tomorrow could bring an atrocious storm, bankruptcy, catastrophic illness, or death. The future is not bright. I worry. It’s a preoccupation.
Are these your sentiments? Are you too a worry wart? Listen to the Bible. Jesus says, “Do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25). At least Jesus knows we worry about food and clothing.
What is the answer to this worry and anxiety? “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Our most common worries about food, clothing, the future, and worry over constant nagging anxiety should be met with an eternal perspective on life. We should seek first the kingdom of God. “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money” (Matthew 6:24). Money is not the answer to anxiety. God is.
The podcast today is, “What Do You Mean, ‘Don’t Worry?’”