I have just been through a cancer diagnosis and surgery. I still have treatments to go. And somehow, through it all, I have not worried about the outcome.
And then a tax bill for $1000 took the breath out of us.
It’s kind of laughable now. I mean, we still have to figure out how we’re going to pay it, but when you look at it with a bit of perspective … it is laughable.
Cancer . . . no problem.
A measly $1000 bill . . . our life is crumbling.
Not really. You see, God provides. He provides in ways you never expect. He provides what is most important. And he provides exactly what we need.
So, I’m not worried. I’m grateful. Grateful for another way to watch God work in our lives.
25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?
28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If 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, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.