Do not be worried!
I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as
to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to
what you will put on. Mat. 6:25
Oh, many says - when they hear words like
this from the Master - how is that possible? - Surely, it is so much to
worry about in this world - in life.
Yes, in this way one hear a commandment out of a word of comfort so
many a time, and that is because the idea naturally suggests itself for
our old self, to see God as the one who require something of us. The
sinful heart is full of fear towards God.
But it is not like this for the one who has got the Gospel revealed
to his heart - the one who has met Jesus as He really is, the good
sheppard who does not lay burdens on, but lifts them off. Take on My
burden, My burden is light, He says, then you shall be let off
carrying your own, which is heavy. Or as He says further on after
our text: «Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these
things will be added to you!» (v.33).
The man who lives on this place hears the word of comfort as a word
of comfort, He does not hear promises as orders and does not look to his
own ability, but His!
You are allowed to let go of worrying, certain about this - it is
He who bears all yours now, everything concerning your life, and who
knows all your worries! In other words, you are allowed to know, that
you do not need to be worried!
When you feel worried, it is not anything you shall feel judged and
a demand to not be, but you shall know that He knows it, and already has
taken all of it on Himself. Therefore you can come to Him with it.
You who have taken your refuge to Jesus, you are free! - free
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