Day 28: Stop Worrying

Read Luke 12-13

When I (Ryan) graduated from high school in 2013, I was thrilled to know that I would be a student at Anderson University during my undergrad years. There was only one problem I had with going to Anderson… I was worried. I was worried about moving to a new place, meeting knew people, getting plugged into a new church, developing good relationships with my professors, and making enough money so that I could survive my college years.

 If you’re reading this, I know you are human and since you’re human, I know that you worry. We all worry. We worry about relationships, grades, whether or not we made the varsity soccer team, and so on. The list goes on forever.

As I read Luke 12-13, I see so much goodness, but the discussion of worrying is something that really spoke to me as I was reading that definitely needs attention.

Read Luke 12:22-32 again.

Isn’t it crazy that Jesus had to have the conversation about worrying with His disciples? These guys lived their lives with their Lord and Savior, yet they still had worries. Jesus told them not to worry about their life, what they would eat; or about their bodies, or even what they would wear. Jesus is telling them to keep their focus on Him. Jesus is telling His disciples here in Luke 12 that God is in control and that God is their caretaker.

I love what Jesus says in Luke 12:25 when He says, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

Worrying accomplishes nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Our world is so obsessed with focusing on the things that do not matter. We are more concerned with whether or not we are going to get that new car when we turn 16. We are more concerned and worried about our finances, jobs, futures, and relationships that we forget to keep our focus on Christ.

Jesus is telling us through this passage that we do not have to worry because He has us in His hands. The Creator of the universe has us wrapped up in His arms and because of that, there is no need to worry.

Keep your focus on Christ. Pursue Him. Seek after Him. Trust Him. Have faith. Stop worrying.



Andrew Barnes