““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. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Mt. 6:25-34
I read these verses for years before the Spirit of God quickened in my heart 11 powerfully precious words to which I don’t believe I had ever paid enough attention. “For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.” How often, I wonder, do we go through our lives before we pray, as we pray, and after we pray without the deep belief, confidence, relief, wonder, thankfulness, and trust in the blessedness that GOD ALMIGHTY loves us, cares about us, wants what’s best for us, and KNOWS OUR EVERY NEED? He will answer our prayers according to His will because He knows what’s best for us and what will bring Him love, praise, honor, and glory. What a blessing, oh, what a blessing, to consider the Lord Jesus Christ loves and cares for us more than we can fathom – and that all our needs are known to Him! Let us place our trust in Him, let us live to love and glorify God, let us walk in obedience to Him, let us humbly come before Him in prayer with thankful hearts, and let us take comfort in knowing of His indescribable love and care for us, oh yes!
365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book the Lord has led me to publish piece by piece even as I’m writing it rather than waiting until it’s in print to share it. Please join me & be blessed as I write my latest book…!