Fighting The Battle Against Worry - How The Sermon On The Mount Changes Everything

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


Jesus’ words in this verse are powerful, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that we’re hearing these words from the mouth of the Creator. The Creator of the universe, the One who put the stars in place, the One who controls the oceans, the One who holds the world in the palm of his hand is telling us, “Don’t worry!” You would think that would be enough to cure us of worry, but it often isn’t. The phrase “to worry” refers to a state of mind we choose. When we worry, it’s because we’ve allowed our mind to focus on and live in disbelief.

Worry won’t change anything. Who can forget the old saying that worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. Rocking back and forth in the chair gives us something to do, but it really doesn’t get us anywhere. Likewise, worrying will consume our thoughts, imprison our emotions, and take away the joy in our lives. But it won’t do anything to solve the problems in life that’s pressing down on us. No, worry won’t change anything because it can’t. But God can.

  • What area of your life generates significant worry? 

  • Confess to God ways that your worry reflects a lack of trust in Him. 

  • Then place this area of your life fully in His hands.

We can trust God because he’s our Creator who holds all authority.