“By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches.” -Psalm 104:12
“Look 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?” – Matthew 6:26
I was sitting in my living room before I left for work this morning and was listening to the birds. They were chirping away as if singing their own praises to our Most High God. I was reminded of the scripture that says He even feeds His animals daily. They never store up. They never worry. They always have food and shelter. We have to keep our head up and our fear down. God provides and takes care of His children. An entire paragraph in Matthew chapter 6 is devoted to the concept of “not worrying”. Our human nature wants to fix everything ourselves. That is impossible and will only end in disappointment. We must look higher than ourselves.
Do Not Worry
25 “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? 26 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? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 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?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.