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I’m So Tired of Worrying about Everything

What’s got you worried today?

Did Dad’s health take a turn for the worse, and you wish you lived closer so you could help out?

Are you afraid your little brother is getting into the wrong crowd at college, and not taking his classes seriously enough?

Or maybe your friend from church has been distant, and you think her depression might be worse than she’s letting on…

You know, it’s a gift to have enough compassion to recognize the needs of those around you. It makes you a really good friend.

But it can also feel like a pretty heavy burden to carry around all that worry. You might be thinking, “I’m so tired of worrying about everything”—and that’s a good sign that you’re hitting a God-given limit. He gave us limits because we’re not meant to carry everyone’s burdens on our own.

Today, we’re meditating on part of Matthew 6, and hoping it brings us some wisdom about how to keep loving and caring for our people, without carrying burdens we’re not meant to bear. Join us!

Matthew 6:31–34

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Observations from the Text

  • God knows all of our needs (v. 32)
  • His kingdom isn’t far away—it’s something we can seek now (v. 33)
  • He will provide (v. 33)
  • We can focus on today, and give God our future worries (v. 34)

Prayers of Response

I praise you Lord, because even though others might not see it, you see me, and you know how much I need _________.

God, I confess that I’ve been spending too much time worrying about _________.

Prayer Requests

Heavenly Father, I know that _________ (name) really needs _________ right now. Would you please meet that need in a creative way—and soon?

God, I spend so much time seeking _________ as a priority in my life. Show me what it looks like to seek your kingdom first.

Prayers of Readiness

Today, it is not my job to worry about _________. Instead, I choose to trust you to take care of it in the way that’s best for all involved.

Instead of turning to _________ to meet my needs, I will practice coming to you for everything I need for today.



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