Fear Not | Luke 12:28 | Devotional
Luke 12:28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!
Jesus said, “Do not worry about your life, what you eat; or about your body, what you wear.” He said that all the worrying in the world cannot add a single hour to a person’s life. “Since you cannot do this very little thing,” Jesus asked, “why do you worry about the rest?” If God takes care of the grass in the field, don’t you think he’ll take care of you?
Worry is a tormenting emotion that focuses on things that have not yet happened and may never happen. It robs us of time, energy, and even our health. It causes self-focus; even self-absorption. Worst of all, worry draws the false conclusion that God is not concerned with me and even if he were could do nothing about my situation.
Jesus makes the opposite point. God cares enough about the grass of the field to clothe it with rich colors and flowers and at the end of the day it is thrown into the fire. How much more does he care for you; the very person he sent his son to die for? If God “did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
Father, thank you for your love and care for us. May we trust in you a whole lot more; and worry a whole lot less. In Jesus’ name. Amen.