Do Not Be Anxious - Matthew 6:25

Verse of the Day - Day 126

Do Not Be Anxious Verse
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Today's Bible Verse:

Matthew 6:25
"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious 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?" (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: Do Not Be Anxious

We waste a lot of precious time worrying. We obsess and become anxious about things we have no control over.

But, worrying accomplishes absolutely nothing of value. It won't solve our problems, and we'll never recoup the time and energy we've lost. Adversely, when we worry, we weigh ourselves down, which can lead to more serious problems.

In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus emphasizes the utter pointlessness of worry and anxiety. He then gives sound reasons for trusting in the heavenly Father.

In the verses that follow, Jesus uses the word anxious five more times:

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:26–34 (ESV)

In a nutshell, worry is lack of trust. Prayer, on the other hand, is putting our trust in God to take care of our lives, first, before we let anxiety take over.

The energy that we spend worrying can be put to much better use in prayer. God knows what we need, and only he has the power to control the circumstances of our lives.

Why not let him take over our worries?

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