Some time ago the United States public health service issued a statement in connection with the prevalence of nervous diseases and the tendency of worry to weaken and shorten life. In this statement was the following observation, no doubt suggested by the words of Jesus: "So far as is known, no bird ever tried to build more nests than its neighbor. No fox ever fretted because he had only one hole in which to hide. No squirrel ever died of anxiety lest he should not lay by enough for two winters instead of one, and no dog ever lost any sleep over the fact that he had not enough bones laid aside for his declining years."
There is a world of sense in that observation. Even in the hardest times it is a remote, a very remote, chance that anyone in the population will starve to death or freeze to death, and in the case of those who fear God it becomes so remote as to be practically an impossibility.
A long time ago the psalmist said, “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
- Psalm 37:25 (New International Version)
Dear Lord we pray that we wouldn’t worry so much about things that go on around us. We pray that we would completely trust You. In Jesus’ name, amen.