Today most of us suffer from constant stress and anxiety. In a report published by the ADAA, statistics show that about 40 million adults in the United States suffering from anxiety disorders
It’s not really surprising.
We are constantly stressing, and overthinking.
We are worried about how we are going to pay off our mortgages.
We are worried about how we are going to pay off our student loans.
We are worried about how we are going to pay for college.
We are worried about making enough money to afford rent.
We worry about EVERYTHING.
What if I told you that there was a solution to your anxiety and worry?
You’re probably like, “I’m already going to yoga classes twice a day, and vaping CBD oil. What else are you going to suggest?”
My answer is for you to NOT worry.
A lot of you are probably reading this and might be skeptical.
“Don’t worry? How can I not worry when I just lost my job, I have to pay rent and my car just broke down.”
Take a deep breath.
Let’s go through Matthew 6:25-30 together.
One of my favorite verses, Matthew 6:26 states Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds.
I absolutely love this verse because it’s a beautiful reminder to me that if God takes care of the birds, then how much more is He taking care of you? How much more does God care for you and love you?
Matthew 6:27 goes on to state, You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.
How many times have you completely stressed yourself out over worrying about a situation or circumstance that was out of your control? And then afterwards come to realize that, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Why did I worry and completely stress myself out over nothing?”. We lose time stressing and worrying when we could have been using that time for other things and moments in our life.
God clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today but tomorrow is thrown into the fire. So you can be even more sure that God will clothe you. Don’t have so little faith!
In order to understand this verse let me give a little background information. In that time, people would go out and collect the meadow-flowers and then bundle them up and let them dry out, and then use them as fuel for their fires.
So, the thing is. If God clothes the grass in the field, and makes them so magnificently beautiful just for them to be collected and tossed into a fire, why are you worrying that God isn’t in control over your situation?
This doesn’t mean that you should quit your job, and start living recklessly and without acknowledging that there might be consequences.
This doesn’t mean that you should stop looking for a new job.
This doesn’t mean that you should stop saving money for your children’s college tuition.
This means that at some point you need to realize that there is only so much that you can do, and you need to trust that God is in control of your situation and circumstance.
Worry is an invitation for us to trust God with our problems.