Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
— Matthew 6:25-32, NKJV
Matthew 7:7-11 Romans 8:14-30 Psalm 42:1-2
1 Reflect on Jesus’ words in today’s reading, and repent for allowing your worry over present troubles and suffering to displace God in your heart and mind.
Ask the Lord to remove any stronghold of the enemy rooted
in doubt or self-sufficiency. Thank God that His Scriptures are true, and that you are a child of God and co-heir with Christ.
Receive and give thanks for your Heavenly Father’s provision—both received and yet to be seen— and hold fast to His promises and good faithfulness.
Discuss what worry means. What can we learn about God’s care from looking at nature?