Worry is Needless and Futile
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2013, Max D. Hutto,
“Look at the birds of the sky: they don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of you add a single cubit to his height by worrying?” Matthew 6:26-27 HCSB
Worry is needless. Jesus uses birds to illustrate this point. God knows what the birds need, and He provides for them. He provides food for the birds, but they must go look for it. God knows our needs and provides for us, but we must do our part by working and obediently following Him. Worry is also futile. Jesus illustrates by stating that there is no way you can add to your height by worrying. Many things we needlessly worry about because we are incapable of changing them.
Lord Jesus, help me not to be consumed by thoughts about things I cannot change. Teach me to live obediently trusting You.
April 5, 2013
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