Worry

Pastor Scott Applegate

“Therefore I tell you, do not worryabout your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they?Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendorwas dressed like one of these.If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:25-34 NIV

Worry: Trying to control the uncontrollable

According to Jesus Worry Is:

  • Unreasonable (6:25)
  • Unnatural (6:26, 28-29)
  • Unhelpful (6:27) 
  • Unnecessary (6:30)

How Can I Overcome Worry?

  • Don’t think or act like an orphan (Matthew 6:32)

“And my God will meet all your needsaccording to the riches of his gloryin Christ Jesus. To our God and Fatherbe glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Philippians 4:19-20 NIV

  • Put God first in every area of your life (Matthew 6:31-33)
  • Take life one day at a time (Matthew 6:34)
  • Trust that God really cares about every detail of your life (Matthew 6:30)

“Let not your heart be troubled. You are trusting God, now trust in me.” John 14:1 LB
“Cast all your anxiety on himbecause he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV