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The Cure for Worry

Anchor Devotional - 09.19.17


“Do not worry about your life… Do not worry, saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’… Do not worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:25a, 31, 34

Strangely, there are some sins Christians tolerate more than others. I know I’ve been guilty of joking about how much I ate at a church supper. Everyone would laugh while I made light of the fact that I committed the sin of gluttony. Worry is another more socially-acceptable sin. After all, we reason, worrying about things just shows how deeply we care. It’s human nature, right? But it’s not what pleases the Lord. And it often is the result of frustration we feel because we have not been able to control a situation. We wish we were God!

Did you know that Jesus gave us the cure for worry? It’s Him. He changes everything! Psalm 55:22 says we are to roll our burdens onto Him. Peter echoes the sentiment in 1 Peter 5:7. Jesus Himself said we are to take His easy burden and light yoke upon ourselves, and we will find rest (Matthew 11:28-30). In today’s Bible reading He repeats the command, “Do not worry,” giving us one assurance after another of the Father’s goodness and care. When we cast our cares on Him, He sustains us.

Scripture Focus

Matthew 6:25-34

Insight

The Father loves and cares for His children. No need to worry—we are in good hands!

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 18-19
  • Psalm 80
  • John 21