“For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.” (Luke 12:30)
Have you ever sat near a window and watched a wild bird for a while? Does a bird have to worry about picking up a job at a fast food restaurant so that it can make money to pay for medical bills? Does the bird ever go out and plow a field, plant seed, and water the ground? Does a bird ever harvest corn and store it in big barns to eat later? Have you ever watched birds do all that? Probably not! It is more likely that you watched a bird flying around a feeder, pecking at a tree trunk, or splashing in a birdbath. Birds do not seem to have a care in the world!
It would be even more ridiculous to imagine a flower, laboring in a cotton field, spinning wool, weaving, or sewing clothes for itself. A flower does not need to work in order to be “clothed” beautifully. God has created a flower so it has everything that it needs to be just as beautiful as He planned. Jesus said that a simple wildflower is even more beautifully clothed than King Solomon was in the richest of his kingly robes.
You know, if God can feed the birds and make the flowers beautiful, it is all the more certain that He will take care of us. (Matthew 6:25-34) God, who is our heavenly father, knows everything that we need: mainly, food, water and clothing. He tells us not to worry about those things because He will provide those things for us. Matthew 6:25 tells us not to worry about food and clothes, because food and clothes are not what life is about. Life is about God and His kingdom! (Matthew 6:32) So, do not worry about those things that God has promised to provide. Let God take care of your needs; and you focus on seeking after the things of God.
Next time you see a flower or a bird, remember, if God takes care of their needs, He will definitely take care of you.
God is more aware of our needs than we are, and He will take care of us.
My Response: » Am I worrying over things that I cannot control? » How can I show that I am trusting God to provide?