No Worries

Read This Week: Luke 12

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. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? – Luke 12:22-26 NIV

No worries. That is a phrase that has made its way into the everyday lexicon and vocabulary of our lives. It is an informal expression or idiom that means to not worry about something or to casually reassure that things are alright and there are no problems. This saying or response can also be a way to encourage or comfort ourselves in moments where we need to be reminded not to worry about things we cannot control. A little phrase can make a big difference if one embraces the essence of its meaning.

Jesus wanted those listening to his teaching and for us to embrace the no worries philosophy in our lives. He tells the story of the rich fool who worried all the time because he had so much, and the Lord knew that his disciples and followers would worry because they did not have enough. Those who choose to follow Christ give up things in faith, and when we do things in faith, we will always be tempted to worry. This fact makes Jesus’ words crucial for us to receive and live out as He teaches us several things about worry in Luke 12.

In this passage, we see that worry is damaging. The word worry or anxious in verse 22 means “to be torn apart.” This is very intense and descriptive language to describe what worry and anxiety can do to a life, heart, and health. It can tear apart and be destructive to our relationships, work, and service to God. If worry is allowed to rule in our hearts, it can leave us devastated and prevent us from living the life of success that God desires.

Jesus makes it clear that worry is a liar. It deceives us and gives a false view of life, ourselves, and God. Verses 22-23 show that worry will lead us to believe that life is all about outward appearances and stressing over routine things: He says:

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.

The Lord took care to let us know that we should not get so bogged down and concerned with the menial things in life and forget about the ultimate purpose of glorifying God. He wants us to stay focused on Him in faith and not fall prey to the lie that life is about what we wear, eat, or how we look.

Lastly, these crucial verses teach us that worry is pointless. Verses 25-26 instruct: Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Worries do not add anything to our journeys other than heartache, health issues, and loss of precious time that could have been utilized for the glory of God.

Worry does not lengthen, enhance, enrich, or add anything of productive value to our lives. In fact, Jesus teaches the opposite. He says that if God feeds and takes care of the flowers of the fields, surely He will take care of the needs of His children. Therefore, knowing this truth and not worrying brings joy, peace, hope, richness, and beauty to life no matter what is going on.

God knows our needs and is faithful to meet them. We can put our hope and trust in Him for the little details all the way up to the massive challenges and issues we must take care of, address, and walk through. Worrying about them is a lack of faith in the Father and His infinite capacity and ability to take care of us. We must see our lives with a heavenly mindset and not get down in the weeds of worry with the world. We must approach each day with a steadfast belief in God and say to what is in front of us, no worries.


  1. Alma on May 31, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    This week I have a song in Luke 12
    Seeking you
    We are seeking you we are seeking you we are seeking you our Lord through the good through the storms we know you are always there we are blessed to cast our cares unto you Lord thanking you thanking you we are thanking you our Lord through all the things we believe in you no more fear no more anxiety just cast our care unto you we are seeking you seeking you we are seeking you our Lord amen.

    I feel blessed because I know my Father is always with me. When I start to feel fear or anxiety I praise God and ask him to help me through it. He’s amazing so glad for his .

  2. Heidi on June 4, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Jesus is warning and encouraging His disciples because Father God cares, He loves us so much.
    what stuck out to me is in verse 1
    Jesus began speaking first of all to His disciples, “Be continually on your guard against the [a]leaven of the Pharisees [that is, their pervasive, corrupting influence and teaching], which is hypocrisy [producing self-righteousness].

    Jesus wants us to be continually on our guard against people that can have a influence on us in the wrong way.
    when you notice it, bring it to the light, share with someone who can help you to get back on track with Father God.
    Do not be afraid of what others say or do, you do the right thing.
    Do not fear people, fear God because He is our help and because we are His children He surrounds us with His Love.
    God cares so do not be afraid, we have been delivered, you are more valuable than anything.

    Thank you Father God for Jesus and Your Holy Spirit that gives us help, we don’t have to be afraid or live in fear because we can come to for anything and you will lead us in the right direction.
    love you

  3. Heidi on June 4, 2022 at 11:29 am

    I love this song
    You don’t have to live in fear because your a child of God and you belong to Him.
    If you haven’t joined the family of God yet scroll down to the end of the song

    No longer slaves

    Ooh, oooh
    Ooh, oooh
    You unravel me
    With a melody
    You surround me with a song
    Of deliverance
    From my enemies
    ‘Til all my fears are gone
    I’m no longer a slave to fear
    I am a child of God
    I’m no longer a slave to fear
    I am a child of God
    From my mother’s womb
    You have chosen me
    Love has called my name
    I’ve been born again
    Into Your family
    Your blood flows through my veins
    I’m no longer a slave to fear
    I am a child of God
    I’m no longer a slave to fear
    I am a child of God
    I’m no longer a slave to fear
    I am a child of God
    I’m no longer a slave to fear
    I am a child of God
    I am surrounded
    By the arms of the Father
    I am surrounded
    By songs of deliverance
    We’ve been be liberated
    From our bondage
    We’re the sons and the daughters
    Let us sing our freedom
    Ooh, oooh
    Ooh, oooh
    Ooh, oooh
    Ooh, oooh
    You split the sea
    So I could walk right through it
    My fears are drowned in perfect love
    You rescued me
    So I could stand and say
    I am a child of God
    You split the sea
    So I could walk right through it
    My fears are drowned in perfect love
    You rescued me
    So I could stand and say
    I am a child of God
    I am a child of God
    Yes, I am a child of God

    all you have to do is say this prayer
    pray is talking to Father God He has great plans for you!
    Read Jeremiah 29:11-13

    Romans 10: 9 because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation.

    If I were to say a prayer today for becoming a child of Father God this is what I would say.

    I’m asking You to be my Lord, My Savior, My Shepard, My teacher my everything today and everyday for the rest of my life while I’m here on earth and thank you that it continues when I get to heaven.

    Please Forgive me Father God, Lord my Savior and Your Holy Spirit for not responding to You when you have been calling me over and over trying to get my attention because You Love me so much!
    Please help me to forgive others to because it’s healing for my heart.

    Thank You for dying on the cross for me so I could be forgiven for all my sins, everything that was not Your plans for me, please help me everyday to live in the plans that You do have for me.

    Thank you for blessing me to be apart of Your family!! Thank you for choosing me, I’m so grateful. I want to learn about you more and more everyday.

    Jesus I need Your help, Guidance, council, Your directions in the right way, I need to hear you when your prompting me to do something,
    Help me to be able to learn to be a good example, to be encourager, a awesome helper, to bless others, to be just like You.
    Help me to desire to have a change of heart everyday, asking you What’s on Your heart today, what would bless Your heart and if it’s hard please give me the strength, courage, wisdom, and Your knowledge because when I have Your Heart helping me in the situation it will bring me peace, good things will happen for sure.

    Thank you again for giving me Eternal Life to be with You forever and ever. Amen

    Love You forever and ever too
    Your daughter or
    Your Son

    John 3:16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.

  4. reachchurch on June 5, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    This Week in the Life: Luke 12
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  5. Lori Cesefske-Ross on June 7, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    We are never alone and never without God helpful guiding hand. God loves us.

  6. Kathy on June 8, 2022 at 11:58 am

    This is what I got from Luke 12. I am a loving God who values you. My son Jesus calls His listeners to a choice. You are to either be with Jesus or against Him. You are to choose whether or not to confess Him or deny Him. Your life does not consist in what you possess. You may become rich towards Me, by sacrificial giving to those in need. Also trust in Jesus for every necessary thing. Do not worry. Worry will do a lot of damage in your life, both physically and mentally. Trust Me to take care of you and your needs. Worry is self defeating and useless. I want you to understand how much I love and care for you. You can harm yourself through worry. Do not hold on to things of this world. If you know Me then you will receive My loving care. Replace your worry with a concern for My kingdom. If you put My kingdom first, you will have heavenly treasures, and you will have fellowship with Me. and be a part of My kingdom. Giving away what you have is a test of discipleship, and it trains you to be disciples. What determines your treasure, shows where your heart is. Put your focus on the return of Jesus. You are to be prepared for His coming. Live in constant readiness. Ready or not, one day He will come. You want to get right with Me before you come to Me as your judge. If you wait it will be too late.

    What this said to me was Because I am His daughter, I need to cast my fears and worry onto Him. I am to trust Him to take care of me. My treasures need to be heavenly treasures and not earthly ones. I need to put His kingdom first. I need to be prepared for Jesus’s coming. I need to stay right with Him, to repent and turn away from my sin.

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