The Treat to Defeat the Trick of Worry
I’m not a big fan of Halloween. I’m not “militant” against it but I find it sort of interesting that it has become as popular in our culture as it has. I find it interesting that the “health police” seem to be so bent on making school lunches taste like cardboard (based on the testimony of my children) but say nothing about all of the candy and sugar that goes out at Halloween. Ok, this post is not about Halloween so I’ll move on…
Jesus says in verse 31 and 32 of Matthew chapter 6: 31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. We see in these verses a “treat”. Our heavenly Father knows the things that we need. So much worry in people’s lives is wrapped up in uncertainty about the future. But God doesn’t have any uncertainty about the future. He knows what His children need…and He has the ability to provide it. If God knows what I need, then I really don’t have to worry that He can provide what I need. It is a real treat to belong to an all-knowing and all-powerful God. Nothing takes Him by surprise. My heavenly Father knows everything that I need. Why should I worry?
If you are related to the incredible, awesome God then there is no reason to worry. God has your back. God loves you. Living in a daily trust that God is in control is such a treat…and there are no calories, sugar or fat grams in His treat!