Do Not Worry, God Cares For You
The unprecedented crisis caused by COVID-19 has increased anxiety level; without any discrimination in our communities, country and the entire world. The passage in Matthew 6:25-34 addresses some of the practical questions many might be struggling with today.
What shall we eat?
What shall we drink?
What shall we wear?
We may also add: When will this lockdown be over?
When is the next salary going to be paid?
We can't sell our wares.
We are running out of foodstuff.
What can we do?
All these are existential matters. They are very relevant. Read the passage below, Matthew 6:24-34: 25 "So I tell you, don't worry about the things you need to live what you will eat, drink, or wear. Life is more important than food, and the body is more important than what you put on it.
26 Look at the birds. They don't plant, harvest, or save food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. Don't you know you are worth much more than they are?
27 You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.
28 "And why do you worry about clothes? Look at the wildflowers in the field. See how they grow. They don't work or make clothes for themselves.
29 But I tell you that even Solomon, the great and rich king, was not dressed as beautifully as one of these flowers.
30 If God makes what grows in the field so beautiful, what do you think he will do for you? It's just grass one day it's alive, and the next day someone throws it into a fire. But God cares enough to make it beautiful. Surely he will do much more for you. Your faith is so small!
31 "Don't worry and say, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?'
32 That's what those people who don't know God are always thinking about. Don't worry, because your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things.
33 What you should want most is God's kingdom and doing what he wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need.
34 So don't worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Tomorrow will have its own worries. (Easy-to-Read Version) What did you discover from the passage?
o You are very important to God.
o He cares for you. If God cares for the flowers and tiny birds, will he not care for you? You are more valuable than plants and birds. The Lord knows what you are going through. He knows your needs Instead of worrying:
o Shift your attention from what you can do to God.
o Seek first the kingdom of God Read the passage again. Speak God's word back to yourself. For example: The Lord says I should not worry. I will obey His word. The Lord says He will take care of my tomorrow. He is reliable. I believe Him