Why Worry? (Friday Devotional)


Have you ever tried to make yourself grow taller?

Maybe as a child or teenager you wanted to be just one more inch taller to catch a friend or sibling. Perhaps you would stretch in front of the mirror by lifting your arms high and standing on your toes. Maybe you hung from a bar in the closet while willing yourself to grow. Silly thought isn’t it.

Jesus says worrying is as effective trying to make ourselves grow. In fact, he uses this as a comparison. He said, “Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” (Mt. 6:27)

There are many things which we can worry about: finances, health, our children, our parents, jobs, war, economics, etc. Yes, there are many legitimate concerns in this life.

However, God is bigger than all these concerns. He loves us more than all His creation.

If He takes care of the birds and clothes the flowers, He will take care of us. Jesus said, “Are you not of more value than they?” The answer is emphatically, yes! We are of more value and God promises to take care of us.

Thought for the day – The problem looming before you is still beneath the feet of God.