WEEKLY DEVOTION

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JANUARY 13-17 | 2020

Do Not Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

“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? 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? Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Trusting in God, not youself.

In the passage, Jesus uses the natural world around him to show us why we shouldn't worry. He points out His provision of His creation. Through this, we can be reminded that no matter how much we worry or stress about something, it won't change the outcome. God is the only one with the power of control. 

While God is in full control, that doesn't mean we shouldn't put our whole heart and effort into something. In fact, God calls us to work hard as unto Him. 

Prayer

Songs

Here As In Heaven - Elevation Worship

Broken Vessels - Hillsong Worship

Once we've done all that we can, we're told to leave the rest to God. Jesus reminds us that worrying isn't necessary for children of God, because . He knows what we need. He is a good father, who loves his children. All that's left is for us to trust Him.

Lord, we are grateful for Your constant guidance. Please allow Your will to transform our minds to think more like You. Relieve the things that constantly cause us troubles and fears. Forgive us for thinking that your will is better than ours. Lord, protect our hearts and minds from the things that cause us to worry and not trust You. Our minds know your plans are greater than ours, please let our heearts know it, too. In Your name, Amen.