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 are anticipating the worst outcome.
For worry to turn into worship instead of fear, we need to answer 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? (the birds of the air) and which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”
Our answers stir up praise and worship from our hearts of gratitude! 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!
Matthew 6:30-33 “Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”