November 12, 2021 Ron

What? Me Worry?

What? Me Worry?

Ron Writes


Jesus spent his life, not researching how to overcome stress and worry, but telling us how to live right with God. The Sermon on the Mount has some very practical principals for facing worry (Matthew 6:25-34). It’s as if Jesus said, “you chose God, now live as if He’s here.”


#1 – Decide What’s Worth Worrying About (vs. 25)

“Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” Later Jesus would ask, “what if you gain the whole world, but lose your own soul?”

 

#2 – Discover Your Worth (vs. 26)

“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?” It’s not that birds don’t work. No one works harder than your average bird. Jesus point is that they just don’t worry. They don’t fret about the future. Instead, they wake up every morning singing.

 

#3 – Worry Doesn’t Help (vs. 27)

“And who by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” Some may think that worry helps because most of the things we worry about never happen. Worry doesn’t pay one bill or solve one problem. Instead it gives us headaches, high blood pressure, ulcers and makes us miserable.

 

#4 – God Knows Our Needs (vs. 28-32)

For your heavenly Father knows that you need all of these things.” Worry begins where faith ends.

 

#5 – Seek First His Kingdom and His Righteousness (vs. 33)

And all of these things will be added to you.” Stay focused!

 

#6 – Concentrate on Today’s Problems (vs. 34)

“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Today I’m fine. Today my bills are paid. Today I’m healthy. Today. Today is all we have. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not here.