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

Day 5 of 5 • This day’s reading


Believers are “already but not yet” people. We’ve already come to Christ and live in the absolute certainty we belong to Him. Furthermore, we readily rejoice in the confidence that He will never leave us and Heaven is our home. But we’re not there yet. Neither have we arrived at complete spiritual maturity yet. We’re making progress, but we haven’t finished the journey.

Thus, each day finds us centering our lives in Christ so we will be useful citizens of the kingdom of God. It’s a kingdom composed of people who belong to Him. Knowing God better and serving Him more faithfully is what we seek to do each day.

When we set God’s kingdom and righteousness as our daily target, we learn to place our lives in His hands in complete trust that He’ll provide what we need. As our trust in Him grows stronger, we see our troubles with worry subside. Instead, we’re more centered on the Lord Himself and being obedient to what He calls us to do. Being in His company and enjoying His presence matters to us more than anything else and His kingdom becomes our priority.

  • Consider your plans for the future (both immediate and long-term). 

  • Ask God to reveal any areas where you’re putting your personal “kingdom” above His kingdom. 

  • Be ready to make adjustments to seek His kingdom first.

We can trust God to help us grow in spiritual maturity.