Confession time: I am a chronic and habitual worrier. Maybe not so much about the food and clothing part that Jesus talks about in this passage, but about many other things. So reading these verses always gives me a twinge that I need to be doing better in this department.
I even worry about the weather. The morning I worked on this devotion, there was a risk of freezing rain, so I became distracted by being anxious about that, even though the weather is beyond our control and worrying about it won’t change anything.
But Jesus reminds us, in his gentle but straightforward way, that it’s all beyond our control. As verse 25 asks, who of us can add to our lives by worrying, or come to think of it, change the weather, a person or a situation?
So, we are left with nothing to do but put it all in God’s hands. But instead of viewing that as a last resort, let’s strive to turn to the Lord first, trusting in God’s care at all times.
My morning walk was fine, a bit slippery in places, but I didn’t fall. I think there’s a good lesson in that.
Lord, help us to remember that all of our days are in your hands. Amen. — DLG