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Look At The Birds Of The Air

Updated on August 30, 2009

Do Not Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

"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? 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies 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, O 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.

I have always loved the passage above, how God takes care of nature, and how He says we are more important. When we lost our home and car and stuff like that I was so concerned about it, and this passage always came to mind and heart. There is always a reason why we go through times of trial. God is making us stronger and drawing us closer to Him. I love these words here  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? God knows our need before we even do, and this is so wonderful because He promised He would give us all we need to survive, He didn't promise He would give us what we want, but He would shelter us, feed us,clothe us and so much more.

I love sitting outside after I put bird food in the feeders and food out for the squirrels, because I am touched by their amazing abuiltity to survive, they know just what to do, and as I watch I learn more about God's amazing love for us.

So as we go on from day to day, we must live in the day we have at that moment, because the next day has enough worries of its own. As we live day to day we learn from others around us, we learn from God's creation and from God's creation we are who He made us to be. Let's listen to nature, let's watch nature and learn for God gave us all for us to learn from, and to sit and get lost in His amazing grace.

Written By Betty Bolden


Jesus Is My Joy Ministries



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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Nice hub. This teaching of Jesus keep me going. It always encourages me. Thanks for shring

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      rsmallory thank you for the comments.

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      Rebecca Sue Mallory 8 years ago from Central Texas

      He is my strong tower that I can run into... Thanks for sharing!

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      thank you all for your inspiring keeps me going..God bless you

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      This Scripture has long been among my favorites. What a wonderful message. No matter who many times I hear it or read it it always seems freshly edifying. Thank you for your good work.

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      Denizee 8 years ago

      I too, have been humbled many times before God & Jesus; and realize the importance of thanking him every day for the things that remain in my life. It's a long list; and sometimes when I lay down at night to pray, I thank him for my pillow. If the world were in order, who would need God, Jesus or faith to live? It's through our trials we learn, and we grow - very nice - thanks so much for sharing here.

      When I think back over my life span, with problems that seemed impossible at the time to handle, I realize now - I made it through - all of it. My biggest problem right now is healing from losses, but God will help me through it.

      "For with God nothing shall be impossible", St. Luke 1:37

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      Sciantel 8 years ago

      Our Heavenly Father will always be there to be with us no matter what we might go through. I will never forget my terrible dental experience. If you wish to read it anyone, it is listed as one of my hubs. God helped me all the way with this, even giving me dreams to help get me through the crisis.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago


      Very nice and encouraging!

      God's WORD is so powerful!

      "Those who Hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like Eagles..."

      Isaiah 40

      Keep looking up!


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      R Burow 8 years ago

      One of my favorite passages. Thanks

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      Gary Eby 8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Very comforting wisdom. I appreciate your connection to the Light, and I thank you for visiting some of my HUBs. Peace...Gary.

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 8 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank You Hun-- A message right on the money...

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      "Quill" 8 years ago

      Thank you Bety for the reminder that He is faithful through all trials in life...I lived in the far Canadian north for years and it was through nature that I found peace. Gods creation and all that He places their can be our teachers.


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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      Thank you so much alf

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      Alf 8 years ago

      Hello dear Betty... thank you so much for such a lovely message which has richly blessed me.. and don't we just build up our worries and cares from day to day.. because we don't hand them over to God at the day's end.. so today's worries land on top of yesterdays and so it goes on.. we just have to give all to Him at the day's end.. and face today from a fresh start.. thank you Betty.. you are so blessed with your writings.. and so am I....hugs, Alf

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      your welcome ftgfmom

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      ftgfmom 8 years ago

      This was soothing to the soul. thank you for sharing.