A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

Matthew 6:31-34

Published on:

Last updated on:

So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:31-34 NET

In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus taught his disciples about worry. In Jesus’ day, the most pressing concern for many of those he taught was their daily necessities, what they would eat and drink, and what they would wear. And in some places of the world today, those are still the most pressing concerns.

But many of us have pantries full of food and closets overflowing with clothes. However, that does not mean we do not have worries and concerns that can vie for our attention. Our world can be a dangerous and scary place, full of uncertainty.

Jesus taught his disciples not to worry about tomorrow and the daily necessities of life. But what he had to say has application to all those things that we find ourselves worrying about. The God who cares for the birds of the sky and flowers of the field also cares for me. And I can trust that he will provide for me, just like he does the birds and flowers.

God’s provision may not be what I think I need or what I want. And it will likely involve working to provide for those needs. There is also no guarantee that I will never experience suffering or deprivation. But I can, and should, trust that my loving Father will take care of me.

So, don’t worry about today’s needs or what tomorrow might bring. Trust God and his provision. And live today as faithful members of the kingdom of God, serving him and pursuing holiness.

If you have found value in this post, please consider sharing it with your friends.

Subscribe to A Clay Jar

If you have found value in this post, please consider subscribing to A Clay Jar so that you don't miss any other posts. 

Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

A Note to Readers

The views expressed here are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person, group, or organization. While I believe they reflect the teachings of the Bible, I am a fallible human and subject to misunderstanding. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions about this post in the comments section below. I am always interested in your feedback.

Leave a Comment