Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ʻI will never leave you nor forsake you.ʼ So we can conﬁdently say,
ʻThe Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?ʼ
“No one can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Matthew 6:24-27, 34
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
… Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufﬁcient for the day is its own trouble.”
Comments & Questions
When you worry, do you pray or do you cling to your wealth? If you are a follower of Christ, He generously gives to you freedom from your worries… on one condition: that you love Him. For when your heart and head are on Him, it is impossible to worry.
Today, you have a choice; worry away or trust in God. I suggest trusting in God. He allowed you to rise this morning, and He will get you through this day. He loves you, and He is your helper. You have nothing to fear.
If it helps, when you worry, write it down. Read it aloud. Then ask yourself what you can do about that worry. Can you alleviate the worry? Do you have enough control to change part or all of the worrisome situation? If not, pray. If so, pray and act conﬁdently in the Lordʼs Help.
Dear Father, I need You, for I am prone to worry. I pray You would grant me a burning passion to love You more each day, and to serve You with my entire being. Take my worries from me today, Father, that I may not be paralyzed by my fears, but be empowered by Your Love to do a great work in Your Name for Your Glory. In Christ’s name. Amen.
Devotional Author: Will Symons