Why We Should Trust God
"Do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, or what you
shall wear. Does not life mean more than food, and the body more than
clothing? Consider how the birds of the air neither sow nor reap nor
gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not
worth far more than they? Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not
one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge. As for
you, the very hairs of your head are numbered. Then have no fear, for
you are worth far more than the sparrows.
"Which of you by being anxious can add a single foot to his height? And
why be anxious about what you wear? Consider the lilies of the field,
how they grow! They neither toil nor spin, and yet I tell you, not even
Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of these. Now if God so
clothes the grass of the field which is alive to-day but to-morrow is
thrown into the oven, is it not far more certain that he will clothe
you, O men of little faith?
"Do not be anxious then and say, 'What shall we eat or what shall we
drink or with what shall we be clothed?' For all these things the
heathen are seeking, but your heavenly Father knows that you need all
these things. Seek first to do right as he would have you do, and all
these other things will be given to you. Therefore, do not be anxious
about to-morrow, for to-morrow will take care of itself."
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