Matthew6:25-27--I tell you not to worry about everyday life--whether you have enough food or enough drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns for your Heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
Worry is probably about as useless and harmful to us as anger. Worry stresses us and hurts our body just like being angry does. But it's also another pretty common thing we do.
I'm guilty of this. When I read this scripture, I had the urge to raise both hands and say, "YES! That's me!!!!" Not that I'm proud of it, but because of the HOPE Jesus gives us in that scripture.
Can you imagine? Can you picture it?
I couldn't until I read that....
God loves the birds. He made them so of course he loves them. He takes care of them. He provides stick and twigs for a nest. He provides worms for their food and to feed their little babies. At our house, God provided a rather ugly bush that I wanted cut down that is taking over the front porch. It is now the home to 3 cute little birds who live right at eye level. My girls love watching them growing each day. God took the time to provide everything that Mama bird needed...
So WHY should I worry that he won't take care of me?
I'll tell you why... because (unlike the bird)... I want God to take care of me the way *I* want him too. I want a certain job... a certain answer to a prayer... a certain lifestyle. I don't think the bird cares if the worm she's getting for her baby is generic or name brand.
God provides for the birds... he WILL provide for us. We have to believe that. Because sitting and worrying about something never did anybody (including me) any good. We need to take what he gives us... and be grateful for it. Just like those baby birds are.
God loves you! Give your worries to him :)
God Bless You!