In a world consumed with worries, Jesus makes it clear that worry to the point of being distracted from spiritual matters is unacceptable. Rather, as God’s people put first seeking His spiritual kingdom and His righteousness, all worries or distractions should take a back seat. How is this possible? Jesus offers three keys to avoid worry in this life.
First, we don’t need to worry because we have a God who is able to see even in the secret places. Matthew 6:3-4, “But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.” Isn’t it great to know that we have a God who is able to see everything we do? We should never get distracted from serving God because we don’t think He is watching – He is always watching and will reward us openly in the end.
Secondly, we should put our trust in God and not get distracted from serving Him because God knows your value. Remember that Jesus looked at the lilies of the field that grow even though they neither toil nor spin. They are totally dependent upon God for their care. “Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? (Matthew 6:30). Is the lily made in the image of God? Did God make everything for the flower or did He make everything for mankind? The answer is that He made everything for us and we are made in His image. He understands our value and therefore, our trust should be in Him.
Finally, we need to place our trust fully in God because God already knows tomorrow. “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34). You and I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but thankfully, we can serve a God who does! Let us always remember to put our trust in Him and do what He says in order that we might always seek first His kingdom and His righteousness above everything else in this life!