“So don’t worry about tomorrow” Jesus said, “for tomorrow will bring its own worries.” (Matthew 6:34 NLT).
Do you ever worry? And now that you know we aren’t supposed to worry, you might worry about worrying. So let’s be certain what Jesus means when he says worry. Jesus doesn’t condemn legitimate concern for responsibility, but rather the continuous mindset that dismisses God’s presence. Worry is a state of mind in which God is distrusted and disregarded.
You know we pay a high price for such agitation: headaches, loss of sleep, irritability, high blood pressure, heart disease, even cancer. Some people fixate on the problem to the point of frustration, anger, anxiety, oblivious to the presence of their Father, who stands nearby.
Our Father invites us to request his help. The scripture says: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6 NKJV).