Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Ella: Does that mean we’re not supposed to think about what we’re going to wear today or what we’re going to have for breakfast?
Noah: No, it definitely doesn’t. The word used in the original language can also be translated as anxious. So what it is actually saying is, “Do not be anxious for your life, about what you will eat, or what you will drink, or what you will put on.”
Ella: Oh, ok! That makes sense. So what it’s saying is, don’t spend large amounts of time wondering what you’re going to make for the next meal or what I’m going to wear to work today. Right?
Noah: Exactly! When we worry about things like that we are showing that we don’t trust God.
Ella: Hmm, that’s an interesting thought. I wouldn’t like to think that I don’t trust God, but as you said, when I worry about things I’m showing that I don’t believe God’s promise in Philippians 4:19. (But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.)
Noah: Right. And when we doubt one of the promises of God we call Him a liar. Plus, when we doubt one promise, why shouldn’t we doubt others?
Ella: Wow, I don’t want to call God a liar! That’s what Satan did when he started the War in Heaven! (The War in Heaven) I think God is telling me that I need to start learning to trust Him in everything. Well, since I know that He hears and answers prayers, I’m going to start praying about this.
Noah: That’s a great idea!
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.