“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 6:28-34)
Worry is something we all struggle with. Never have I ever met a person who never worried about anything. There’s plenty for us to worry about – our family, our friends, our job, our money, our time…the list keeps going. But over and over in Scripture we are reminded we have nothing to worry about, because the One who knows all and sees all has everything under control.
As Jesus preaches the Sermon on the Mount, He gives us a beautiful illustration of how the birds of the air and the flowers of the field never have to worry because He takes care of them. And in the same way, we shouldn’t worry either because the Lord is going to take care of us.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a flower break into a sweat. I’ve never seen a flower pacing a flower bed. If you look outside, whether it is tulips, or roses, or lilies, look at these flowers as God’s way of reminding you, “Just as I feed the birds and just as I cloth the flowers, I will feed you and I will cloth you. I will give you the things in life that you need, because surely you understand you are far more valuable than the birds of the air and the flowers of the land.”
So whatever you are worried about today, turn to God. Realize that God is taking care of you. Realize that God’s got your back. Realize that God can handle whatever you are worried about. He’ll handle everything today and He’ll handle everything tomorrow. w