Wow! Have you ever stopped to think about the long way from which God has brought you concerning your attitude and outlook on life? I can remember how fear gripped me at the mention of anything negative. That was then, but not now.
I asked the question because of recent worries many people have regarding soaring gas prices. I hear the concern in the voice of others when they talk about it. I can see fear in their eyes. I've read news articles and heard news reports which state gas prices could reach $5 or more by this summer. Ouch! But, I'm not worried. A new reporter mentioned rising gas prices could put the U.S. back in a recession. Still, I'm not worried. I wasn't worried about the prior recession and I'm not worried about another possible recession. Whoa. Wait a minute. Another recession? I didn’t know we were out of a recession. Oh well. That's a topic for another day.
Maybe you’re thinking I have reason to worry. In the past, those type of news reports would have caused me to go into a tailspin. But not now. I'll tell you the reason I'm not worried. My Father will take care of me. God will take care of my every need. Why should I worry when I have a Provider? Besides, worrying does not benefit me at all. Neither will it benefit you.
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?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. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:25-34 NKJV