And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. (Luke 12:29-30, Holy Bible, New King James Version)
We need a measure of anxiety awareness to protect us from impending dangers. This warning triggers a safety measure that tells us when to move out of harm’s way. Too often, hidden anxieties team up with your calculator and shout that you’re in trouble. If your checkbook balance and the fridge are depleted at the same time, your stomach growls louder than usual. If you’ve lost your job, the first thing you think about is not how to survive, but what you will lose when you can’t pay. But what does Jesus say?
“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” (Matthew 6:26 NKJV)
Trust in God and skip the anxiety attacks.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, my future looks bleak, but I trust Your word that You will take care of me. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore