Day 2: Do not worry

Today’s Scripture:

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

Mark 6:25-32

Additional Scriptures:

Matthew 7:7-11
Romans 8:14-30
Pslam 42:1-2

Prayer + Reflection

  1. Reflect on Jesus’ words in today’s reading, and repent for allowing your worry over present troubles and suffering to displace God in your heart and mind.
  2. Ask the Lord to remove any stronghold of the enemy rooted in doubt or self-sufficiency. Thank God that His scriptures are true, and that you are a child of God and co-heir in Christ.
  3. Receive and give thanks for your Heavenly Father’s provisions in your life – both received and yet to be seen – and hold fast to His promises and faithfulness. 

Family Moment

Discuss what worry means. What can we learn about God’s care from looking at his nature?