For many of us, when it comes to worrying, we could win an Olympic gold medal. We are champions at running the what if track round our head, spinning our wheels, and fearing about what could be, and what might happen to us and those we love. It is only when we consider our fears in the light of our all-powerful, Heavenly Father that they begin to look small and unnecessary.
Jesus knew all our inclination to worry when asked, “Can any one of you by worrying add a singe hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:27. We nurture worry every time we allow it to take root in our thoughts. We waste time and energy letting our mind get worked up over situations our Heavenly Father has under His control.
Matthew 6: 26, reminds us we have a living Father who care even for birds. “Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” When we remember that God feeds even sparrows, we can be confined reassured. We know our Heaven,y Father sees us lived and cares for our every need.
You might have some pressing uncertainties in your life. Trouble at work may be wearing you down. Concern for your children can keep you up at night. Remember to exercise your faith muscles in the midst of such worries. Rather than waste time and energy on worry, let’s use it to build our faith. Why replay fears I our minds when we can choose to remember God’s truth instead? What if we look to His Word to find a specific Scripture that addresses our concerns?
We can flip fear with the Word of God. Worrying won’t change our situation m but God’s Word can. When anxious thoughts come, call to mind God’s promises and meditate on His faithfulness. Turn your worries into prayers as you proclaim God’s powerful Word over yourselves and the people you love.
After all, our Heavenly Father sees each sparrow when it falls. If that true, we can certainly trust Him to take care of us.