Based on the emphasis our Lord gave it, many people must have a problem with worry or anxiety. It seems as if He was always warning against it, and one of the clearest examples is to be found in the closing words of Matthew 6.
In these verses Jesus identifies those things people worry about, and then gives us the answer to the problem. Some, for example, worry about life’s basic needs – food and clothing, while others worry about their stature- how tall or short they are. He reminded them of the way God takes care of the birds and lilies and the need to trust Him to do the same for us. It may seem difficult, but with God’s help, not impossible.
There are two things we never need to worry about. We surely don’t need to worry about the things we can’t do anything about. That would, indeed, be foolish. And we don’t need to worry about the things we can do something about. If we can do something about the problem, we need to do it — not worry about it!
In verse 33 of the passage He gives us the real antidote for worry:
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Mt. 6:33).
God’s antidote for worry is to be found in putting Him and His kingdom first.
This new perspective gives us a very different look at many things – including ourselves.