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Therefore I tell you, do not worry about 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? (Matthew 6:25-27)

I once read a quote that said, “Once you become a parent, you never stop worrying for the rest of your life.” If you have children, I’m sure you can identify with this statement. We worry about our children. We worry about how they are doing in school. We worry about the decisions they make and the friends they have. We worry about making sure they stay well fed and decently clothed. We worry about making enough money so we can buy them the things they need. We worry about  everything when it comes to our children’s lives.

Jesus made it very clear that worrying doesn’t do any good and is absolutely futile! Worrying will not add a single day to your life, or in any way, make your life any easier. Instead, Jesus tells us to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. When we do that, we will have everything we need. 

This is a wise principle that we should apply when it comes to parenting our children. Instead of showing our kids that we are always worried about them, we have the opportunity to set an example by seeking the Lord and trusting Him wholeheartedly. What better lesson could we teach our children than trusting God is always a better option than worrying?

Whenever you start to worry, I encourage you to think about Jesus’ words in Matthew 6. Remember, the Lord provides for the birds and He clothes the flowers, and you are so much more valuable than them. Therefore, He will always provide for you. He will take care of your concerns. Your only job is to trust Him. 

7 Comments

  1. Kelly on May 19, 2021 at 5:12 am

    I trust the lord wholeheartedly

  2. James W Howell on May 19, 2021 at 7:27 am

    Trust in The Lord in all things. PRAISE THE Lord JESUS !

  3. John on May 19, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Having children means you still worry and are concerned for their well being no matter how old they get or you get. I do trust the Lord with all my heart and soul and know He will take care of all.

  4. Karen Tighe on May 19, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Thank you Lord for all you do. I especially thank you for sending Jesus to save me from my sins. Thank you for always taking care of me and loving me so very much. Praise you Lord and Praise you Jesus for all Your love and kindnesses You have shown me.

  5. Carol J Stueve on May 19, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    I Praise my Lord Jesus Christ every morning for giving me another Sunrise

  6. Joanna Tolei on May 19, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you so much I find this morning reading is so challenging for my life. It gives me a lesson that I should not worry about anything at all because Jesus always cares about us. We are so important in GOD’s eyes. So that its mean we have to depend entirely on God for our needs in life.

  7. Brandie on May 23, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I can do all things with christ who strengthens me..

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