Where does worry come from?
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life….” Matthew 6:25
After Jesus speaks of how God cares for the birds of the air as an example, he makes this statement: “Are you not much more valuable than they?”
So where does worry come from? It’s an identity issue. We underestimate our value. If we only knew how much our Father treasured us, how precious we were to him, we would scoff at worry. When we value something, truly value it, we take care of it. We protect it. We maintain it, even seek to improve it, to “accessorize” it.
So the question I have to ask is, “Just how valuable to God am I?”
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this (how much He values us), while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.
In other words, even at the point we were of least value, God prized us beyond compare.
Our value isn’t based on who we are, what we’ve done, or what we’ve produced. Our value is based on Who made us and the price He would willingly pay to buy us back (redeem us). The Father paid the highest price He could. He paid with the life of His Son!
So if He would give His own Son for us, why would we ever sweat the small stuff. And here’s a hint: to Him, it’s all small stuff 🙂
So armed with this confidence, let’s “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.”
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