“It is true that Jesus forbids his people to worry.  But to be free from worry and to be free from trouble are not the same thing.…it is reasonable to trust in our heavenly Father’s love, even in times of grievous trouble, because we have been privileged to see it revealed in Christ and his cross.” [John Stott.]

“One of the most difficult things to do is to live one day at a time.  People keep ruining all their todays by mixing spoiled yesterdays or unripe tomorrows into their stew.  Some people live with yesterday’s slights, grudges, and guilt.  Something bad happened to them, and they can’t forget it.  Other people live with tomorrow’s threats, evil, and sorrow.  Something fearful might happen to them, and they can’t ignore it.…If we don’t live a day at a time, Jesus argued, we spoil all of life.  God divided life into bite-sized chunks called days, and trying to chew more than one at a time can choke us.” [Haddon Robinson.]

“Worry occurs when we assume responsibility for things that are outside our control.…It has been my observation that worriers are basically dissatisfied people.  Something is never quite right.  When one thing is fixed, something else is out of whack.  Contentment with the way things are, even knowing that God could change them if He wished, is a mind-set that is foreign to the worrier.” [Charles Swindoll.]

“To worry is to deny — in practical ways — God’s power, wisdom, and love for you in your situation.  To worry is to forget the full implications of your identity as one of God’s chosen, adopted, and deeply loved children.” [Robert Jones, “Getting to the Heart of Your Worry.” (PDF download)]

“The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith; and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.” [George Müller.]

“…the strength to live tomorrow will be given tomorrow, not today. And it will be given. Our task today is not to have the strength needed for tomorrow’s burdens. Our task today is to live by the mercies given for today, and to believe that there will be new mercies for tomorrow. Today’s mercies do not include strength for tomorrow; they include faith that tomorrow’s unseen mercies will be sufficient for tomorrow.” [John Piper.]

“To become preoccupied with material things in such a way that they engross our attention, absorb our energy and burden us with anxiety is incompatible with both Christian faith and common sense.  It is distrustful of our heavenly Father, and it is frankly stupid.  This is what pagans do; but it is an utterly unsuitable and unworthy ambition for Christians.  So just as Jesus has already called us in the Sermon to a greater righteousness, a broader love and a deeper piety, he now calls us to a higher ambition.” [John Stott.]