Although it is a “natural” thing to be fearful and worry, it is not a healthy thing to be full of fear and worries. Fears and worries of tomorrow rob us of the joys and pleasures of today. Not only can they destroy our happiness but they can also destroy our health, our relationships and our well being. Fears and worries can cause us to make poor decisions and lead us into “taking things into our own hands”, which also can bring us much grief. Most of what we fear will never happen and what we worry about will never even take place and yet, we can not recover what we have allowed them to rob us of or to destroy. It is not of God for us to be fearful or to worry. He never tells us to fear or to worry about life and the command, that He gives us more than any other command, is “do not fear”. If worry is not of the Lord then what is the source of all worry and fear?
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10
The thief is the devil and that is why another name for him is “the evil one”. The meaning of evil is to cause grief. If he can not kill you then we will seek to destroy you and rob you of the life that Jesus Christ came to give you. Jesus Christ came to not only give eternal life but to give us an abundant life here on earth. In Christ alone is life. Life is far more than the body breathing. When Jesus Christ comes into a person’s life then He brings life to the soul. For this reason, when a person becomes a Christian then the eyes of their soul are opened and they see all of life differently.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6
The Lord knows our frame and how fragile we are and so He has told us over and over again not to worry and not to fear. He takes care of those who come to Him in faith, trusting Him for not only eternity but for the here and now.
For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. Psalm 103:14
When we come to Christ through faith in what He accomplished on the cross for all of mankind, then God transfers us into the kingdom of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13,14
In God’s kingdom, Jesus Christ is King and He takes care of those in His kingdom. He wants us to seek first His kingdom rather than seeking first for our needs to be met. He will provide our needs when we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. Seeking His righteousness is seeking to live according to God’s ways and doing His will.
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:25-33
The Lord loves you. He wants you to trust Him and be free of worries and fears. The Lord is the only One who can set you free from worries and fears because He is all powerful and loves perfectly. He is the only One who is greater than any problem, fear or worry you may have. He is a present help in time of trouble.
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Look to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is near to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. He is good. Do not doubt His power or His love. It is not His will for you to worry. Faith is coming to Him and letting Him show you His love and His power. Learn to talk to Him. Worry is meditating on your problems and talking to yourself or others about them. Faith is meditating on God’s Words and talking to Him about your struggles and problems.
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
Come to Him all who are worried and heavy laden with burdens and cares. Cast them upon Him. Faith is coming to Him through His Word and through prayer to Jesus Christ.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
You must believe that He is God and must come to Him.
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
The person who comes to Him will not be disappointed.
For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” Romans 10:11
God loves you and He wants to carry your burdens. He came to give you life. Don’t allow the burdens, cares and worries of life rob you. Give them to Jesus. He will take care of you. He loves you.
casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. I Peter 5:7