Christ addresses anxiety in these words, “And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind” (Luke 12:29). We should never question whether our God can provide food, drink, and clothing, He has promised you a crown and a mansion. “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32) Surely He who takes the trouble to give us a kingdom will not let us starve on the road to it.
The things of heaven are able to draw our attention from the puny affairs of earth. Heirs of heaven should not waste their lives worrying about temporal annoyances.
Anxiety dishonors God.
The story goes that a certain street sweeper worked with great diligence. He had found a way, with a few pennies, to purchase a broom that he highly prized. One day a lawyer tapped him on the shoulder and said, “My good friend, is your name so and so?”
“Yes it is.”
“Did your father live in such place?”
“Then I have the pleasure of informing you that you have inherited an estate worth over a million pounds a year.” The street sweeper walked away without his broom.
Christian, let me tap you and remind you about a possession that may well turn you away from your present paltry pickings. Jesus Christ informs you, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom,” and this kingdom is worth infinitely more than all the gold of this world.