Do Not Be Anxious About Anything

“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 than food, and the body more than clothes?”

Matthew 6:25, NIV

Jesus taught us that we should not worry about our life. In Matthew chapter six, Jesus explains to us that if we worry, we will not benefit from this mental exercise and marathon. In fact, chronic worrying may subtract years from our lives. Jesus explains that the birds of the air will have food to eat, and the lilies of the valley will be fully adorned in their beauty. As God fed the birds and adorned the lilies of the valley with their splendor and beauty, will He not provide a means to feed and clothe us?

Instead of worrying about food, drink, or dress, Jesus says, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33, NIV). If we seek to put God first in our lives, God will ensure the mentioned needs are met! If we put God first and what He has taught us we should do, He will help us! That does require much faith! Life certainly does provide us with many faith-building experiences! As we see Him faithfully meeting our needs, that builds our confidence! As our confidence grows, our blind faith strengthens!

Taking these thoughts into account, where does one go from here? How do we refrain from being anxious? Is there a book we can read? Can we attend psychotherapy and determine the answers and solutions to our anxieties? How can we build resiliency and strength? Is there a song we can sing or a melody we can hum? I guess to each their own! Hmm…, I have got a better idea!

In the midst of our storms, please know that God is in control. He will never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6)! We should fear no evil because He is with us (Psalm 23:4)! When the righteous cry for help, He will hear and rescue them (Psalm 34:17)! Put your trust in God! “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NIV). 

Many blessings to you!

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