An Invitation to the Good Life

Series: MasterClass | Week 7: Putting Worry in its Place

Day Three Matthew 6:31-32

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.” – Matthew 6:31-32 (NLT)

Learn From the Word
Jesus contrasts the life of an unbeliever with the life of one of His disciples. The life of the unbeliever is marked by a worry rooted in focus on self. But the life of one of His disciples is marked by freedom from this kind of worry and anxiety! Jesus isn’t just saying, “Don’t worry,” He’s making an invitation to live the kind of life God intends for His children.

Put It Into Practice
Have you ever viewed this imperative from Jesus to not worry as an invitation from Him? Worry is allowing yourself to dwell on a problem or trouble. Instead of allowing these troubles to “land” and take up space in your heart and mind, take time now to redirect them to God. Ask this God who knows all of your needs and loves you more than anything to set you free from a life of worry.

For Families with Kids at Home
When we trust Jesus, it also means trusting in God – that God is our heavenly Father who loves us and gives us everything we need. Our needs don’t catch God off guard, but He still wants us to come to Him and talk with Him because He loves us.

Ask your kids, “What’s a worry you sometimes have?” Encourage them this week to take that worry to God instead of spending a lot of time thinking about it. See how they feel after they’ve done this!