This year has been the hardest year for so many people. The weight of having bad things thrown at us time and time again has began to put a strain on us that is affecting our lives in several ways. The anxiety that has come along with all of the unknowns and the worry of how bad things are going to get has caused us lack of sleep. We can not keep our focus on the important things due to all of the worries that we have on our mind. Our patience is running low with our kids and we have a hard time being there for others because we feel so overwhelmed ourselves. All of the what if’s plaque our minds to where we can not seem to get a moments peace.
Some of us are afraid that we are going to lose our house or our car. Some fear where the next meal will come from due to being laid off of work. Some are worrying about how they are going to keep their house warm during the winter. Some are worried that their child will be the next gunshot victim or drug overdose. The list goes on and on with the worries that we are all facing right now but there is reason for hope.
Matthew 6:25-27 says… That’s why I tell you not to worry about everyday life. Whether you have enough food or drink or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, drink, and clothes. Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for their heavenly father feeds them. Aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
God is saying in these scriptures, “I GOTCHA”!!! We may not know where how we are going to pay the bill, put food on the table, or keep a loved one safe but God does. We have to put our trust in him and know that he will make the way. We are not making our situation any better by sitting around and worrying about it. We are actually making it worse for ourselves by doing that. We are causing ourselves to have more stress and anxiety. God cares about you and me. He will provide for us if we put our trust in him. He has ways that we could never think of to make things work out. And He is saying to you today, “my child, please don’t worry, I gotcha.”