The Master is teaching. He addressed worry and worldly care. He didn’t scold or jump on the people. He said it in an instructive manner. What he said was good for his audience that day and is good for us now. This instruction comes from the unworried one, so he is qualified to offer it. He’s been bothered, troubled, and aggravated, but he’s never worried.
We feel helpless and unable to do anything sometimes. Half of what we worry about is our inability to do anything. God is not worried about being helpless. He has power to do something. Whatever it is Jesus can take care of it. We would be lying if we said we’re not worried about something. You’re denying reality because it’s in our nature. We have an option. We have someone to go to. Jesus knows how it feels. Because he knows, he is affected. Lay it at his feet. We may think we can’t do a thing; Jesus can take care of it.
Luke 12: 22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
You’ve never seen a bird holding a sign that says “will work for food.” God sees to it that the birds are fed. He’ll take care of us. None of us can change our vertical size. If we’re not able to do these little things, why let the rest get to us? If God shows attention to the lilies and the grass, how much more will he take care of us? The Lord is not worried about how he will keep these things going. He’s not wringing his hands.
Worry is an uneasy state of mind. We all do it. That which should bother us doesn’t. How we come short of pleasing the Lord should be a concern. The things we need not worry about we do. We have a Savior, a triune God, fully able to help with every need. We may be torn up over a matter. God is not. Worry affects us mentally and physically. Jesus has given life. Trust him. What burdens us doesn’t bother God.
O ye of little faith. You can’t trust yourself. You can’t trust the world. We can trust God. Put faith in him. You can turn all your cares over to him because he’s not worried about it. Jesus didn’t worry how he’d cast out a demon or help a blind man. He touched lepers and didn’t get infected with the disease. The devils fled from Jesus. His concern was the people not coming to him. We have an unworried Savior. We have a God who doesn’t fret. He is concerned with our willingness to trust him. The devil uses life, health, and any number of a 1,000 sources to cause us worries, but none of it worries God.
Verse 29 says seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. When I look in the mirror, I doubt. When I think how much I don’t know, I doubt. When I think how much we face today and will face, it worries me. If we’re not concerned we should be. You don’t have to handle it by yourself. Jesus is the world’s least worrier.
If you’re not saved, God is not worried about how he’ll save you. That was taken care of at Calvary. All you have to do is come to him in repentance and he’ll save you. Then don’t let worry knock you off your feet. There is a rather here. Verse 31 says but rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. You have a choice with your whatever. Seek the Lord. Come to Jesus. By doing so, everything will add up and fall in place. When you can’t add it up, God can. He can take what we can’t put together and make it right.
I’m worried. You are too. God isn’t. The word worry is not in the Bible. That spoke to me. Jesus came to take it out. All we need to do is trust him.