I read a passage in the Bible about worrying found in Matthew 6:25-34. As I read it now, it speaks more volume to me than when I read it few years back. It seems like age is directly proportional to how many worries you have. But Jesus did talk about it in his time knowing that this is part of human nature and He wanted us to know what to do when it comes.
He said, But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.
I believe Jesus was specific about the worries that people faced in their time. Basic needs like food and clothing, but I also believe that we can expand the application of worry to our careers, relationships and finances. Worry is a result of a misplaced trust. When we trust something and we realize that it will soon not deliver properly, we panic and we become anxious until we get frustrated. So Jesus’ solution is to refocus your trust in His kingdom and His righteousness.
- His kingdom means his dominion or his control. God wants us to know that He is in charge and he is in control.
- His righteousness means he will not wrong you and harm you. He desires to make you live the way he designed life to be. He wants you to live your life to the full.
And the bonus part to the solution is that God will show you how good He is as a provider and a Father. So when you feel worried, may you know and trust that God is in control and He desires to make you live life to its fullest. By His grace you will move forward from your worries and experience the best that God has for you.