Matt. 6:25-34 Do not worry about your life, food or drink, clothing or tomorrow.
Luke12:22-28 Do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear.
Luke 12:29 Do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink, do not worry about it.
John 6:27 Do not work for food that spoils, but food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.
John 7:37 If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR PHYSICAL NEEDS
You have blessed us with resources so we know we have food, drink and clothing. Many in war ravaged or diseased infested lands do not have it so well. And many right now in New York and New Jersey are struggling without power, food, water or gas and with their homes destroyed as a result of hurricane Sandy. It is much more difficult in these situations to trust You for our care. Or is it? Sometimes we feel closest to you when we need you the most.
Even with abundance we worry about what to wear (though we have plenty of clothes). We worry about the economy with the debt looming over our country. And we worry about minor physical problems, about the length of our life and the duration of good health. I know I do. I often worry about tomorrow!
Forgive me, Lord. Worry is a common human response to most anything. I think Jesus is saying our worry separates us from You. And much of what we worry about is in the future. To stay close to You we need to remain in the present rather than borrowing trouble by worrying about tomorrow. Help me remain in You and trust You completely.