Fear, worry, and anxiety are symptoms of our frail and fallen humanity. The uncertainty of the future, or the thought of something going wrong in life sends a chill up our spine and worrisome thoughts that dominate our mind. Jesus tells His followers not to worry about life and its necessities such as food, water, and clothing. It is foolish for His disciples to live with worry because they have a Father in heaven who is sovereign and provides for His children.
Has worry plagued your life? Maybe you’ve worried about your job, or the outcomes of decisions that you’ve made, or something in the life of someone you love. Worry reveals a subtle desire to be in control of one’s life and circumstances. The root of this type of thinking is human pride and self-worship. So how do we win over worry? To begin with, it starts with humble recognition that God is in control of our lives. God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble. Then, our fear must be replaced with faith. The opposite of worry and fear is confident faith in Jesus Christ.
Father, forgive me of worry and fear. I have no need to live in anxiety today because You have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and a sound mind. Help me to trust You today with my circumstances. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
For more, read Matthew 6:25-34