Why Worry?


“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 7:25

This little chipmunk can scamper around in someone’s backyard, confident that he will find food.  He knows that his Creator will provide for him.  If this little animal, like the birds don’t worry about what they will eat or the lilies don’t worry about being clothed, why do we, who are of greater value to God, worry about these things and more?

In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus addressed our tendency to worry about life—about things we have no control over or things we should not be worried about because we have a God who provides for us.  Worry doesn’t do anyone any good.  It just causes stress and sleepless nights and even health problems.  Worry shows lack of or little faith, doesn’t it?  Jesus seemed to think so when he said, “Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”

What are you worrying about today?  Why not give it to God?  The Bible says, “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you:”(1 Peter 5:7).


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