“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 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.”Leave a Comment
Lindsay Lee says
This scripture hit me like a ton of bricks! Im in a tough decision making time in my life and this is one I need to replay in my mind. 🙂 Thank you!
jody mcnatt says
as a mother of five — i certainly know what “today has enough trouble of its own” means. love that! feel sure God included that part for busy mothers…. we did find great encouragement in these words when we were waiting to adopt our 5th child. i would watch the birds flitting around my yard…knowing, full well, God was more than looking after our daughter still in china…
It’s funny how differently some people will interpret this! For me, I’ve never thought much of clothes. It’s just something I had to do. My mother used to get so angry with me for not caring because her and my sister both love to shop for clothes. I just wear what’s comfortable and as long as it fits and is not too tight, I’m happy. I just turned forty this year and nothing has changed. But, I’m happy. Go figure, right?
Such a familiar passage, yet I really needed to hear that this morning. Thank you,
I love it. I need to focus on today and not worry about tomorrow.
Thanks for the reminder from Matthew 6:28-34. My family have moved alot due to my husband’s job. Every 3-4 years, his company will relocate us to a different country. That time is coming soon and I can feel myself feeling stress about the prospect of another move. The verses reminded me that God is in control. He knows where and He will
provide. Thks 🙂
Linda – I was a “military brat” so I can relate to the frequent moves. It’s tough, but I know that God has a plan for you in each location and He will surround you with people to encourage you and make you feel loved at your new home. Transitions are hard, but we serve a BIG God who will never leave you – no matter where you move. 🙂
Hang in there!
Started a campaign at church that I needed this prayer.
Jackie Paulson says
I love the fact that scripture is so right on! Reliable too…if God can feed the animals of the world, he cares so much more for each of us.
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As a current cancer patient, I spend plenty of time worrying – although sometimes I phrase it as “hope” to try to convince myself that it’s not worry. There’s a fine line between the two, and I’m choosing HOPE today.