Are you a worrier? Do you look at things and see the glass as half empty and wonder where the other half is going to come from? I remember hearing someone say “80% of the people don’t want to hear about your problems and 20% of the people are just glad someone else has problems.” Prayer is the starting point of dealing with any problem you face. It takes you straight to the feet of Jesus. Most of the time, there is very little another can do to solve your problem; however, there is always something God can do to solve your problem. He loves you and He promises to care for you.
Luke 12:22-31 talks about problems that come our way and how we shouldn’t give in to worry, rather, trust in God’s provision. Jesus tells those listening not to worry, that He will provide for what they need. He will do the same for us. In verses 25-26 Jesus states worry accomplishes nothing. In fact, when we worry, we take our full attention off of God and put it on our circumstances. Peter found out how futile that can be [Matthew 14:30].
Matthew 6:8 tells us the Father knows what we need before we ask Him. Matthew 7:11 tells us our Father in heaven will give us what we need and we can trust it to be good. If we know we have a Father in heaven who loves us [John 3:16] and we know He will provide for us whatever we need [Matthew 7:], then why do we worry? Is it because God may provide in ways that are different than our ways? Or is it because we don’t really believe He has our back?
When we focus our attention on the Father instead of our circumstance, we will begin to see how vast His Kingdom is and realize how small we are in comparison. When we fix our eyes on the Father, we will begin to recognize “Nothing is impossible with God” [Luke 1:37]. Where are your eyes? If they’re only your circumstances, you will be sick with worry. If they are on your God, you can rest in peace. Fix your eyes on Jesus!