Cure Anxiety with Trust | A Season to be Thankful 2009

The Cure for Anxiety...Trust in God.
Matthew 6:25-34 

For this reason I say to you, 
do not be worried about your life, 
as to what you will eat or what you will drink; 
nor for your body, 
as to what you will put on. 
Is not life more than food, 
and the body more than clothing?

Look at the birds of the air, 
that they do not sow, 
nor reap nor gather into barns, 
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 
Are you not worth much more than they?
And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
And why are you worried about clothing? 
Observe how the lilies of the field grow; 
they do not toil nor do they spin, 
yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, 
which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith
Do not worry then, 
What will we eat?
What will we drink? 
What will we wear for clothing?
For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; 
for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, 
and all these things will be added to you.

So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Trust in God commended.
Take no thought for your life. 
Not about the length of it; 
but refer it to God to lengthen or shorten it as he pleases; 
our times are in his hand, 
and they are in a good hand. 
Not about the comforts of this life; 
but leave it to God to make it bitter or sweet as he pleases. 
Food and raiment God has promised, therefore we may expect them.

Take no thought for the morrow, for the time to come. Be not anxious for the future, how you shall live next year, or when you are old, or what you shall leave behind you. As we must not boast of tomorrow, so we must not care for to-morrow, or the events of it. God has given us life, and has given us the body. And what can he not do for us? If we take care about our souls and for eternity, which are more than the body and its life, we may leave it to God to provide for us.

Improve this as an encouragement to trust in God. We must reconcile ourselves to our worldly estate, as we do to our stature. Thoughtfulness for our souls is the best cure of thoughtfulness for the world.

Blessings, ~Melanie

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain.

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