“Do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on’” (Matthew 6:25).
To worry about the future is to sin against God.
Someone has said, “You can’t change the past, but you can ruin a perfectly good present by worrying about the future.” Worry does ruin the present, but even more important for the believer is to recognize that worry is sin. For this week let’s look at why that is so. 1. Worry means you are striking out at God.
Someone might say, “Worry is a small, trivial sin.” But that’s not true. More important than what worry does to you is what it does to God. When you worry, you are saying in effect, “God, I just don’t think I can trust You.” Worry strikes a blow at God’s integrity and love for you. Today, let us trust God regardless of the circumstances. Remember Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego trusted God when King Nebuchadnezzar was going to throw them into the blazing furnace (Daniel 3:16 NIV). 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV) says, “For we live by faith, and not by sight.”
I pray that your faith will increase!