MATTHEW 6:32_For after all these things do the Gentiles seek…
It is easy to say don’t worry, but it is not easy to do. Jesus leads to a place where it becomes easier, according to His design. Faith and trust. Faith and trust come from being filled with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit teaches truth. Truth leads to freedom! Even freedom from worry. John 8:32 (KJV) is worth repeating several times, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free .”
Remember, Gentiles are considered non-believers. Ones who do not put faith and trust in the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Without faith and trust, opportunities for truth and freedom are reduced. John 8:36 (KJV), “If the son [Jesus] therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
Worry fits into the design of a non-believer. When unbelievers fall upon hard times, they are without a source of overcoming power. Suppose a financial depression hits the country. Any money that may have gone toward comforts is now applied to the essential of food. It is a difficult time for believers as well as non-believers. The believer hurts during this time just as the non-believer.
But, the believer has the Bread of Life – in which to find hope.
Living God, Help me find hope by trusting in You. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ wants to give me hope—I will accept it!