Fret-Free Friday: Fret Buster 4
Stop worrying about what you will eat, drink, or wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds. They don't plant, harvest, or gather the harvest into barns. Yet, your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you worth more than they?
Can any of you add a single hour to your life by worrying? And why worry about clothes? Notice how the flowers grow in the field. They never work or spin yarn for clothes. But I say that not even Solomon in all his majesty was dressed like one of these flowers...So how much more will he clothe you people who have so little faith? Don't ever worry and say, "What are we going to eat?" or "What are we going to drink?" or "What are we going to wear?" Everyone is concerned about these things, and our heavenly Father certainly knows you need all of them. But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these things will be provided for you (Matthew 6:25-33 GW).
Jesus, You spoke the word and the storm became still (Mark 4:39). Lord, I need a word like that.
Jesus, You healed—those who touched the hem of Your garment were made whole (Mark 6:56). Lord, I need a healing like that.
Jesus, You gave the spiritually hungry the bread of life (John 6:48-51). Lord, I need to be fed like that.
Jesus, You placed Your hands upon the children and blessed them (Mark 10:16). Lord, I need to be touched like that.
Jesus, You blessed the bread and the wine as You communed with Your disciples (Mark 14:22-24). Lord, I need fellowship like that.
Jesus, You go before Your sheep, and they follow You (John 10:2-4). Lord, I need guidance like that.
Jesus, You promised Your peace and said don't be troubled or afraid (John 14:27). Lord, I need assurance like that.
Jesus, You lived to please Your Father (John 8:29). Lord, I need a relationship like that.