Text: Matthew 6:1-34
This passage is part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, chapters 5-7. It is a sweet pastoral passage from our Gentle Shepherd, Jesus. He knew all his listeners got anxious, worried about things that were out of their control, or even about the things they thought they could control. So, Pastor Jesus gently explains to them two reasons why they should never be anxious. One: Their Heavenly Father takes cares of birds and flowers, and yet His people are much more valuable. So, He will care for them also. Two: Being anxious cannot add a single hour to life; so, they should not worry.
Jesus still lives and reigns over all the universe, and when distress comes to you, He knows what you are facing. The things He taught 2000 years ago are still valid for us today. Whatever your crisis, do not be anxious, because anxiety will not reduce your problems; nor will it end them; it will only make you sick. Anxiety will not make you stronger, nor wiser, nor wealthier. Anxiety will only make you sick. And anxiety is sin, because you are not trusting the Lord who promised He will care for you. So, what you must do in times of distress is; talk to the Lord constantly; pray for grace, trust the Lord, and move forward, by faith, to solve your problem.
And when the trouble is gone and you look back at what has been done, you will realise clearly that it was all the work of Shepherd Jesus, who loves you.
Meditate on verse 25. How are you going to apply it to your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help me not to be anxious about anything but, instead put trust in You. Amen.