Jesus says: "Do not worry."
If anything, the last few weeks have taught us it is that the scriptures ring true: “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
It’s not an easy time. We are under attack physically and spiritually. The news and social media posts are all so much to take in. People are sick. The numbers are growing. More may get sick. What if it’s my family? What if I can’t go to work? How will I pay my bills? How will I buy food? There’s no more food at the store… the worries go on and on and on. There seems to be no end. But there is. We just must STOP. We aren’t going to have all the answers today; that’s why there is tomorrow. STOP.
STOP and look to Jesus.
This is a critical time for the world and an even more critical time for the Lord’s Kingdom.
People are watching. They are watching what you say; what you post; how you conduct and how you distance yourself.
By all means we have to take natural precautions and we have to obey the laws. But as citizens of God’s Kingdom we must also listen and obey the Lord.
In Matthew 6:25, Jesus tells us: “do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body… Is not life more?”
Life is about love. Above all, we are called to love God. Secondly, we are called to love our neighbors as our selves. If we’re worried about ourselves being fed, clothed – taken care of – then we should be feeding, clothing – taking care – of those around us.
Even in this time of great fear, we can be a blessing. We can be a beacon of God’s everlasting love. And, we need to do these things without fear because we are children of the almighty God; Master and Creator of the world. He’s Master over our lives, over our circumstances, over any and every sickness known and unknown to man. He’s Lord overall.
Jesus tells us in verse 26, of Matthew chapter 6: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
Our heavenly Father knows all that we need. And He calls us to “seek first” His Kingdom and His righteousness.
So, our friends, our volunteers, our supporters, our team: “…do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Take it day by day. We don’t have to solve every problem at once. Live day by day. Cherish your family; enjoy taking a walk in your yard; pet your dog or cat; love your neighbor. Reach out. Be a blessing. Remember, God is always with you.