Copyright 2006 Daniel N Brown
Do you worry? Are you concerned about your future to the point where it steals your joy? Jesus said in Matthew 6:25, Take no thought for your life.
That seems simple enough, but for some reason we dont get it. We think we have to run our own lives and make things happen. If something isnt going right we think we have to fix it. Theres nothing more frustrating than trying to make something happen that is never meant to happen.
Ive heard it said that if you try to teach a pig to sing, it will frustrate you and irritate the pig. If that pig is meant to sing God will lead him to sing without your help.
Sometimes, we are to just take our hands off of things and let God take care of it. Let Him do what only He can do and not worry about the outcome. Believe that He has your best interest in mind for He has a wonderful plan for each believer (Jeremiah 29:11).
God wants to govern our lives. When we become saved, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our hearts and wants full control. We must die to the flesh and give Him that control or else we will be fighting against Him. James 4:6 says, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Read Mathew 6:19-34 where Jesus is saying, Take no thought for your life. Ask God to make it alive to you so that you can fully grasp this portion of Scripture. We are meant to be free of stress, reasoning, worry and everything else that can weigh us down. And, taking on too much care for our own lives certainly will weigh us down.
God is our Heavenly Father who cares for us. So, we dont have to worry, struggle to figure everything out, or even try to make things happen. God wants us to dwell in His “secret place” and abide under His shadow (Psalm 91:1) as we cast all of our care upon Him (1 Peter 5:7).
The bottom line is: Take no thought for your life (Matthew 6:25), be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6) , and be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10), for He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him, because he trusts in Him (Isaiah 26:3).