How to Logistically Apply the “Don’t Worry” Verse When You Are Ill

“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”‘” (Matthew 4:4)

This verse cut to my heart this morning. I have not been spending time with the Lord as I should be. Yet, I worry about what I will eat, my financial situation, my eating disorder, and much more.

God tells us not to worry. Luke 12:22 says, “Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.’

Jesus tells us to put our trust in Him. “‘I will save you; you will not fall by the sword but will escape with your life, because you trust in me,’ declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 39:18).

With these truths, we know not to worry, and to trust Him, but how do we do this practically? Well, what Jesus said is that we live on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. What we need to do, then, is read His Word and apply it to our lives. Then everything else seems to fall into place.

What an awesome God we serve! All we need to do is to trust and obey, which is far easier than living our lives on our own terms! We live to love and glorify God, and to love others, the two greatest commandments. And He is worthy of all praise.

May God bless you today as you put your trust and hope in Him.

Prayer: Dear God, thank You for Your Word, which you have so freely given to us. We ask for help in trusting and obeying You, and doing Your will. We often don’t know what Your will is for us. Please reveal it to us. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

About the Author:
Wendy Spurling lives in Northeastern Massachusetts. She lives alone, but is surrounded by friends. She loves writing, reading, and using the computer. She is going to college for Human Services and Deaf Studies. She loves American Sign Language! Most of all, though, she loves the Lord. If you need to be saved, and are ready for it, please contact her at and she will help you.

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