“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? – Mat. 6:25-27
Worry happens to all of us. It has been illustrated as a hamster wheel, going around and around, going nowhere; like being on a merry-go-round that does not stop. The challenge is not to let worry turn into fear. When we worry, the outcome of a situation preoccupies us and robs us of peace. When we fear, we expect the worst outcome.
For worry to turn into worship instead of fear, we need to answer the three questions Jesus asked the disciples as they apply to us as well: “Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”
Our answers will stir up praise and worship from our grateful heart! Our Heavenly Father takes care of all our necessities. He treasures our lives, provides and protects us, always. We see in these scriptures Jesus shifting their perspective to what matters the most, the Kingdom of God. We love and worship Him when we meditate on who He is and what He has done for us, from glory to glory!