You’ve dealt with it before. You’ve had restless nights where your mind is racing with all of the worries that are in your life. Maybe last night you couldn’t sleep because you were so overwhelmed with stress.
Friend, let me encourage you today with some words from Jesus in Matthew 6, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?…for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”
Your mind might be filled with worry about how you’re going to pay your bills, or your consumed with that situation at work, or maybe confused at why your loving child has turned into a rebellious teenager.
Take comfort that your Father knows that you have needs in all those situations. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but faith looks up.”
Worry is a thief. It robs you of the joy of today. The challenging thing about your worries is that you can’t solve all of them. You can’t fix your parents failed marriage. You can’t reverse Covid restrictions. You can’t control your child’s attitude toward you.
But you can focus on Christ. Jesus followed up His comforted words with, “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Seek God’s kingdom. Pray to Him about your worries. Talk to a godly friend about your struggles. Take your spouse out to eat and be encouraged by their love.
Or maybe you just need to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10). Take all your worries and cast them on Him. God does His best work when we can’t work anymore and we watch Him work.