He’s Got You, Too

May 25, 2020

25 “Therefore I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Consider the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? 27 Can any of you add one moment to his life span by worrying? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. 30 If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t he do much more for you—you of little faith? 31 So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. 34 Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:25-34

Written by Jaclyn Swencki from the Station Hill Campus

Several years ago, I was in the middle of a transitional period in my life that was lasting much longer than I anticipated or desired. This isn’t easy for a planner! I have a Plan B for every Plan A, and I do research ahead of appointments, events or vacations so I know what to expect and am not caught off guard by changes.

But this transitional period had completely thrown me for a loop. I was in a storm I couldn’t control, and anxiety had taken over. I was texting with my friend one evening about the struggles I was facing, and I’ll never forget her response. She texted back: “Matthew 6:25-34.” That’s all I needed—the reminder that God always provides.

Anxiety. Fear. Depression. So many of us have faced these issues head on at some point in our lives. If we allow it, those moments can cause our thoughts to spiral, and we lose sight of God’s promises and provisions. Our confidence diminishes, and worry sets in. We become so focused on what does or doesn’t lie ahead that we lose sight of what we have today, in this moment.

In these verses, Jesus reminds us that God is our provider, and He will provide what we need each day. Nothing more, nothing less. We simply need to trust in Him. Worrying about those details can only prevent us from seeing the blessings all around us.

Now, whenever I start to feel anxious, I find myself taking a step back, pausing, and thanking God for being with me through it all. In that moment, I give it to Him and say aloud, “You’ve got this!” It’s then I am filled with the peace that can only come from Him.

And remember—He’s got you, too.

Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Write down the things and situations that are giving you anxiety today. Next to that list, write a Bible verse answering that situation with God’s promises. Keep that close as your armor any time anxiety closes in.
  2. There are specific verses that I continually and prayerfully recite during anxiety-filled moments until the feelings subside. Do you have a verse that brings you comfort? Memorize it, and let that be your prayer when you find yourself in anxious, fearful and worrisome times.

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