“…but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.”
Make no mistake, Jesus cares incredibly about you! He cares about you more than He cares about the flowers in the fields and the birds in the sky! Jesus said so Himself. He said if your heavenly Father feeds the birds of the air, who neither plant or harvest, yet have food, then how much more valuable are we to God than they are?
If we are so loved by Someone who cares so much for our needs, doesn’t that take away the need to worry. Yet it is not just any ‘someone’ who loves and cares for us. This is God, the creator of the world, that we are talking about. The God who formed you in your mother’s womb, the God who spoke life into you and you were birthed, the God who saw it fit to perfectly design you the way you are. Just look around you, at the natural world, can’t you see you see God’s mighty hand in all of creation. The birds that sing in the trees, the beautiful trees and flowers that adorn the landscapes around us, the stars in the sky that light up the night, and the mountainous ranges that point to God’s magnitude. If God is in all this, then how much more do you think He cares about you, His prime creation. Nothing else apart from mankind is made in the image of God. Yet you are. It is on that premise, that Jesus tells us not to worry about anything. We are His sons and daughters.
Furthermore, when we look to God, and seek His Kingdom above all else, it puts in practical disciplines is our lifestyles, that when tough times come, and worry sets in, instead on fixating on our problems, we look up to Jesus who we know is bigger than our worries, and will give us everything we need. May we not just put our trust is theological knowledge but in practical faith.