More Than Words | Matthew 6:25-26 | Devotional
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
All of us are reading this at a difficult economic time. Your business has shrunk. Your sales are down. Your customers are cutting back. Your salary has been reduced. Your job has gone away. Many jobs in your company are gone and the rumors are flying that your department is next. For some, the tough times have hit hard. For others, the tough times have hit home.
When Jesus says, “Do not worry….” You say, “Yeah, right!” You desire to provide. Take care of your family. Pay the bills. Avoid relocation. How can you not worry? How can you not be anxious? Listen to the words of Jesus. Christ follows up his instruction with a promise. God is going to take care of you. Many things are out of your control. He knows that. As hard as it is, he wants you to move from worry to trust; from anxiety to his peace. He takes care of the birds. He’ll take care of you.
Reflecting back over a lifetime of experience, King David said this:
If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
He’ll take care of you. He promises.
Father, for all those worried sick about their jobs and responsibilities and future, remind them deep in their souls that you will take care of them. Remind them of your promises. In Jesus name. Amen.