“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met” (Matthew 6:30-33).
That’s the key to dealing with worry.
Remember that God provides for wildflowers and sparrows. He will provide for you.
Worry says that God is not enough. Faith says that He is.
Worry says that I have to be in control of figuring a way out of my problems. Faith says God already has.
Worry kills. Faith renews.
If I’m given the choice, the obvious is to choose faith over worry.
Yet I still choose to worry. It seems like it’s hard-wired into my human nature to want to worry and to give into anxiety.
Let’s just call worry what it really is– unbelief.
I need to repent every time I give into worry and pray for God to grant me faith to believe.
I’m not saying I’m 100% there, but I’m closer today than I was yesterday.
So to recap: remember those wildflowers and sparrows and choose faith over worry.