I’m a worrier. It’s just in my nature. My mom was a worrier, most of my family are worriers. I often joke, I know that my worrying works, though, because 90% of the things I worry about never happen. Imagine what may have happened if I hadn’t been worrying! 🙂
So, today’s text is one of those passages that I need to read over and over again. Listen to what it says in Matthew 5: 32-34:
32 For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Here’s the thing that I love about this passage. That thing you are worried about, that thing that you need. You know what? God knows that you need it. God knows what you need.
He is not unaware of things that you need. He is not blind to your concerns.
Think about that for a minute. The very God of creation, the one who made all things, whose grace goes before and behind us, this God, He knows that you need these things.
Don’t worry about them. Seriously. He knows.
And believe me, that’s something that I need to know and to hear every day of my life. I like to think that I’m in control, that it’s all up to me , that I have do it all, be it all. All that pressure. And the word tells us today, no, that’s not how it works.
Relax. Breathe. God has this. He knows what you need. You can trust Him. Give to Him. Let Him take care of it. Let Him be God. You be you. It’s ok.
He knows what you need.
So today, remember that. That thing that you need, that you are worried about, that you are losing sleep over, don’t do it. God knows. He’s aware. He loves you.
God knows what our needs are. Today, don’t worry.