Today’s Reading | Luke 12
What is the definition of worry? Webster’s dictionary says it is “mental distress or agitation resulting from concern for something impending or anticipated.” Christ tells His disciples that they are not to worry. They are not to become upset about what appears to be inevitable or what may possibly happen. Philippians 4:6 says the same thing with additional emphasis on the word “anything.” “Do not be anxious about anything.” Why? Worry demonstrates concern for a future event or circumstance in which we have no idea whether the outcome will be positive or negative. If we assume the outcome is positive, we do not worry. In reality, when we worry, we are doubting God. We demonstrate our lack of confidence in His complete control. We cannot rest in his care. What we know in our heads does not affect our hearts. How much we worry is in direct proportion to how much we trust God. Christ further illustrates this with birds and flowers. If God concerns Himself with them, He is surely able to take care of you. To worry is to tell God you don’t trust Him. Don’t you think it is time to stop worrying?
What things are you “worried” about today?
What are you concerned the outcome could be?
Write a prayer below expressing to God your desire to trust Him.
What commitment will you make this week based on this passage?