Today's devotion is based on Matthew 6:21, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be."
Anxiety is a significant problem in our society. It is not good when you are uncertain how to feed your family, pay the rent or mortgage, afford your child's school excursion, etc. I have had times when such concerns have caused me to lose sleep.
Jesus encourages us to change our priorities and make following him the priority, where we will learn about the Father and his commands. He is not saying that the problems will disappear or that the concerns above don't matter, but we don't have to face things alone. Our Father in Heaven loves and cares for us and is with us as we go through our struggles. As we focus more on Jesus, we find our perspective changes, and our burden is lighter.
Please pray with me: God of my salvation, fill me afresh with your Holy Spirit so that I come to you with my cares and worries. Help me see how much you love me, and grant me the reassurance that you are always with me. In Jesus' mighty name, I pray. Amen.