Matthew 6:25 – For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life.

The instructions of Jesus from verse 25 to 32 are to help focus the believers on their relationship with our heavenly Father. They help the believers to be assured that God cares more for them than all of His creation for which He provides. In verse 30, Jesus clarifies that our trust of God is a “faith issue.” All worry is associated with a lack of faith. The Holy Spirit was given to bring us into the “faith of Jesus.” If anyone had a right or opportunity to be worried, it was Paul. “Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep” (2 Corinthians 11:25). Paul the apostle proclaims to the Galatians his own declaration of faith and rest in the work of Christ. In Galatians 2:20, Paul identified his resting place as being crucified with Christ. He further understood that the life he now lived was a life lived by “the faith of the Son of God.”

Paul knew what it meant to die to his self-life and to live unto Christ. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Paul was not anxious about anything. He learned to be content in all things according to Philippians 4:11. Whatever his state, he learned contentment. Paul came to know Jesus as his Sabbath Rest. In other words, he knew Jesus as his resting place. Worry and anxiety bowed to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit baptized us into Christ and into His body. He buried us with Jesus in baptism. He raised us up and has seated us in heavenly places with Christ. Why worry? Why be anxious? Our Father knows what we need.

Today, make a fresh commitment to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).