Matthew 6:25-34

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34

You’re sitting by a tree in the middle of a meadow, taking in the pleasant country sights and sounds. Suddenly you see a bird rush past you, feathers all in a fluff. He has a daily schedule under one wing and a cellular phone in the other. He’s looking all over the ground frantically, with his beak poking wildly at the dirt. You hear him mutter, “The bug crop better be good next February, or I’ll lose my nest egg for sure!”

Can you imagine such a ridiculous scene? Of course not! Birds aren’t people, and they’re not capable of worry or anxiety. That’s why Jesus used them as an example of how you are to trust Him for your needs: “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” (Matthew 6:26 NASB).

God knows worry is a waste of precious time. You can’t change your circumstances anyway. Worry is a useless activity that robs you of the peace of trusting in His provision. Jesus said, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself” (Matthew 6:33-34 NASB).

When you recognize God’s control over your life, you are able to let go of the need to manage things yourself. Be like one of His little birds and place yourself entirely in His care.

Lord, help me let go of the need to manage things myself. I want to be like one of Your little birds. I am placing myself entirely in Your care.

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