BEING ANXIOUS IS A CHOICE

25For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:25-33

A lot of people are anxious. Now I cannot explain all of it, but from Jesus’ words we can gather that a lot of it is self-induced because we lack the faith to put our needs into God’s hands so that we can move on with our day. God clothed the lilies and He will clothe and feed us. We need to trust that He will provide. Sitting around worrying about it just makes the stomach churn and makes the head hurt. Engaging in this unproductive activity does not help, but only hurts. The remedy is very simple. Seek first the kingdom and his righteousness. Pray and give your cares to Him because He cares, 1 Pt. 5:7. Think on the good and be thankful for the blessings you have received, Phil. 4:4-9. Now you can go out into the world and let your light shine. Choose.



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