MATTHEW 6:27_Which of you by taking thought…
Jesus lets you know where worry, fret, and stress begin – your thoughts.
You have a problem. Your brain creates a scenario of possibilities. What if this happens? Or even worse, what if that happens? And what if the very thing I want the most doesn’t happen at all? Your thoughts rehearse the scenario over and over imagining an abundance of possibilities, none of which are currently reality – and may never become so.
Taking thought allows the brain to fill the heart with stress. Proverbs 4:23 (KJV), “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” God wants your heart to issue life, not stress which brings an abundance of health problems. If envy consumes your thoughts … Proverbs 14:30 (KJV), “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.”
God doesn’t want thought patterns to damage your heart, which in turn damage health. God wants things like John 14:1 (KJV) to rule thoughts, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me [Jesus].”
Those what ifs trouble your heart. God wants hearts free to not only believe in Him, but on Him.
God of My Heart, Help me not allow my thoughts to trouble my heart. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ does not want my heart troubled—He helps me!