“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?” – Matthew 6:24

As Christians, we no longer have to worry about anything!

Many times, however, we find ourselves stressing over this and worrying about that.

We need to remember that when we surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ, He took complete control over them.

We became the sheep of His pasture, and He became our Good Shepherd, promising to supply everything that we need. (See Ps. 23:1)

Worrying about something means we’re not trusting God to handle it.  

We’re taking back the control and leaving it up to ourselves to figure it all out.

As believers, we are to rather give it all to God entrusting Him to take care of every facet of our lives.

We are to rather seek first God’s kingdom, walk in obedience to His Word, and have faith that He’s got it, and will work it all out accordingly.

If we get a bill in the mail we can’t afford, if we lose our job, if we get bad news from the doctor, if we’re struggling in our marriage or with our children, regardless of what it is we’re going through, we are to not to worry about it!

How to Give Your Worries to God

We are to give it all to God, by throwing our hands up in the air in surrender.

We are to praise God, trust God, rely completely on God, and cast all our cares upon God through prayer.

We need to remember how He’s come through for us before, and how He promises to come through for us now.

We need to remember that we serve a strong God that’s fully capable and fully in control. There’s nothing that surprises Him and there’s nothing that’s too hard for Him.

We need to remember that the days of our lives are already written in His book!

God holds our past, present and future in His almighty hands and has a reason for everything He allows in our paths!  

What To Do When You Don’t Understand What God is Doing

We may not always agree with what happens to us, we may not understand why, but we can rest assured in knowing that our God knows what He’s doing.

Just because we may not always see His hands at work in our lives, it doesn’t mean He’s not working!

Just because we can’t see the light at the end of this trial, or the calm after this storm, it doesn’t mean that it never will come.

The enemy will constantly lie to us. His mission in life is to completely destroy our lives.

He’ll whisper in our ears that things are hopeless and will never change, but these are all lies from the pit of hell!

The Bible assures us in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

We’re living in the last days and satan knows his time here on earth is short.

He may be relentless in his attacks against us, but our God will not relent in coming to our defense as well!

We go from victory to victory in our walk with the Lord because every battle we face truly does belong to Him.

A war may be raging all around us, but as Christians, we have confidence in knowing the war of our souls has already been won.

The truth is that God will come through for us; we are never hopeless; and what the enemy intends for evil against us, God will turn around and use for our good! (See Genesis 50:20)

Our mission as Christians is to “know God and make God known”, not be bummed out and defeated due to stress, worry, and anxiety.

As sons and daughters of the Most High King, we need to stand on the promise found in Romans 8:28. God is working everything we’re going through together for our good!

So when the trials and testing comes, we need not be moved by them.

We can trust our unknown future, to our known God!  

We can be, steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.  We can walk by faith confident that our Savior has never let us down, and He never will.

What About Those Who Don’t Know the Lord?

People in the world who don’t have Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are left for themselves.

They might get the job they applied for, they might get through that stressful situation in their lives, they might make it safely through another day, but they also might not.

As for believers, with the Alpha and the Omega, with the Beginning and the End leading our way, our provision, protection, and salvation are all guaranteed.

Isn’t it reassuring that we have direct access to Jesus and that we can call upon Him for help every second of every day?

Worrying doesn’t change anything we are worrying about.

It only makes us stressed out, uptight, and emotionally up and down.

Worrying makes us so bummed out that we get to the point where we no longer are reaching out to others because we are so consumed with ourselves.

As Pastor Steve has said, “We need to turn our mirror into a window.” We need to start looking above the “rubbish” that we’re worrying about and look to God.

When we do, we’re able to reach out and help those around us and begin to see the “good” and “bad” seasons in our lives through God’s eyes not our own.

If it’s the Lord’s will you get a job with over one hundred other applicants applying, you will be the one selected.

If it’s the Lord’s will you get a kidney transplant now even though you’ve been given a 3 year waiting list, your name will be moved to the top.

If the doctors say you have terminal cancer and there is no cure, God can touch you and heal you instantly!

Worrying only causes us to doubt God’s faithfulness, become paralyzed with discouragement, and get depressed.

But nothing is impossible for us who believe because nothing is impossible for our God!  

God Has You in the Palm of His Hand

So whatever you’re stressing out about, stop; whatever you’re worrying about, don’t.

We have a strong God so let’s start giving Him everything that’s weighing us down.

Let’s choose to lift up our eyes to our Lord and cast all these cares down at the foot of His cross.

Let’s choose to let go and let God, believing that no matter what, our God’s love for us is unconditional, constant, eternal, and will remain.

Jesus Christ is our Good Shepherd and promises to sustain us, provide for us, protect us, and never leave us.

“He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom. 8:32)

Psalm 138:8 assures us that, “God will perfect all that concerns us”, so let’s stop worrying and trust Him to.

Our heavenly Father takes care of the birds in the air.  He takes care of the lilies in the field. He knows what we have need of, and will surely take care of you and me.

Study Verses: Psalm 121:1-6, Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 4:6-7