Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
(Matthew 6:26 – 37 NIV)
I am participating in a Bible Study about drawing nearer to God and this verse came to mind. Sometimes I think it is hard to get closer to God because I feel like He has more important things to worry about. Or I think, He must be so busy and this thing on my mind is really insignificant.
I love this verse (really the entire passage) because it comforts me and reminds me that I am of value to God. He will take care of my needs if I just let go and trust.
I know that doesn’t mean to just stop taking care of myself! But it does help me not be such a worry-wart! I was such a worrier earlier in life but this has taught me to stop and consider what I am worrying about. Fix it if I can, and if I cannot, put it in God’s hands and have FAITH that He will handle it as He sees fit.
The beautiful bird image is a sticker from K & Company.
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