The Worry Wart—Trust

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

I meet one-on-one with a few senior guys from my youth group on a regular basis. Usually our time consists of about 45 min of goofing off, eating ice cream and talking about life. Then we get down to business.

The following hour or so is where it gets real and we dive deep into the Word and/or whatever book we’re going through. The purpose of this time is to cultivate and disciple these fellas to love the LORD.

As a 23 year-old, it’s way too easy to forget what it’s like to be 17-18 and trying to figure out what college to go to, whether or not I’ll need to work and all the other stresses that come with young adulthood. I, myself sorta skipped the whole college phase and went right into the music scene/road show circus. I still, however, know what it’s like to be in their spot: faced with a tough decision and having to duke it out to make the right choice.

I get it. It’s scary knowing that whatever decision you make right now could ultimately determine where you end up in life. We all know, we face these questions all the time. Peter reminds us to “cast our cares and anxieties upon Him(Christ) because He cares for us.”

Again, Jesus reminds us in Matthew 6

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Just before that He says:

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?…But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

What I constantly try to remind these guys is that “yes, we need to be proactive and obedient to His call in our lives but also that God will provide our needs and take care of us. In the meantime, ‘seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.'”

Did you hear that? Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. That’s the proper perspective we need to have. Why do we get all bent out of shape when we know that He’s got it down? He’s got our problems and issues under control.

Stop being a worry wart and trust in Him fully, today.