Calm Your Worries

For The past several weeks I have been reading and studying the book of Matthew. The book of Matthew is a fruitful and edifying book that looks at the life of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Jesus’ disciple Matthew. Matthew was a tax collector as well as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. In the book of Matthew is a notorious sermon called The Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount is probably the most legendary sermon that Jesus gave to his people. This sermon covers a multitude of topics to help God’s people live righteously and abundantly. One of The topics that Jesus focused on is the topic of worrying. In Matthew 6:25-27 Jesus proclaims “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 any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (New International Version). From this scripture, I believe God wants us to know that we can trust in him with our needs. God sees us as valuable creatures and wants to provide for us. Worrying about what will happen in our lives brings us no benefits.

Worry plagues the mind of millions of people every day. It not only plagues minds but it causes fear, limits audacious goals, validates excuses, and takes away joy too. People can grab ahold of worrying and it can sometimes be difficult to let go of. In 2020, it was reported that 60% of U.S. adults feel daily stress and worry (Gallup). With this staggering statistic, I believe it is time for people to engage in a higher source. A higher source that is infallible, irreplaceable, and irrefutable. The higher source I am referring to is God.
God wants to engage with us. He wants us to come to him when we are anxious or worried; nevertheless, God will never force us into a relationship with him. Take time today to seek God for yourself. God wants to hear from us.



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