Saturday, 16 August 2014

WORRY NOT

TEXT: MATTHEW 6:25-27
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry) about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

What does worry mean? It means to feel uneasy or concerned about something. It means being troubled over a situation that is uncertain. As human beings we are created to exhibit our feelings through various emotions. These emotions can be joy, sorrow, fear, anxiety, agitation, hate, hurt, worry and so on. Emotion can be positive or negative; you can decide to respond to a situation either positively or negatively.

Worry is a negative emotion that the devil is using to weigh down God’s children; it is the weapon that the enemy is using to make believers to shift their concentration from God to their problem. Naturally speaking as human beings, we are prone to worries, but the fact that we know God should make the difference. The text admonish us that we should not worry about our LIFE, neither should we worry about food, drink, or clothes, why? Because our heavenly father knows we need them. He knows our pain and our burden, and He has made provision to carry the burden for us (If we allow Him).
Someone said worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do; but won’t get you anywhere. That is why verse 27 asked “WHO OF YOU BY WORRYING CAN ADD A SINGLE HOUR TO HIS LIFE?” Getting worried over a situation won’t change the situation for better, rather it will change your mental state negatively, it will drain your strength, weakens you physically and spiritually. It will make you to start living in unbelief and doubt, and the scripture says in James 1:7-8 that double minded man shall receive nothing from God.
When you are waiting on God for a change of situation or circumstance, wait in anticipation, be full of hope, be steadfast and let your faith be strong. Remember His word in Romans 8:28 that “ALL things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose. Stay in the will of God, He will saturate you with His peace and everything will work for your good.


Prayer: Lord; saturate me with your peace and endue me with your Spirit, let me not be dominated by worry; deliver me from every spirit of worry in Jesus name I pray.