In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus teaches us that we should not be worried or anxious about our lives. In verse 25 He said, “Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing?”
It can be overwhelming to think about the future when we don’t know what’s ahead. We may wonder how we will pay for a car, a place to live, or how we will pay for college, etc. God is not oblivious to the fact that we will need all of those things. If we truly believe that God has a plan for our lives, we need to remember just that. God is a planner (Jeremiah 29:11). God is not trying to figure out our lives as we go along. He sees where we are today, He sees where we are heading, and He knows what we will need. There will never be a time in our lives when God is not able to handle our situation or provide us with what we need. He knows what He’s doing and He is never caught by surprise. So, what should we be doing? The key is found in Matthew 6:33. It says, “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”
Our job is to seek God’s plan first, do things His way first, and all that we need will be taken care of. We don’t need to be worried or anxious. We need to be attentive to God and seek Him first. As we start a new year, make a commitment to seek God FIRST and do things His way. Then we’ll walk in peace about the future, and worry and anxiety will be a thing of the past.
Additional Reading: Philippians 4:19, 1 Corinthians 2:9, Psalm 9:10, Psalm 34:10
Be salt and light,