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Matthew
  
b) Trusting the Providence of Your Heavenly Father
(Matthew 6:25-34)
25Therefore 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?26Look 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 then they?27Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?28So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;29and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.30Now 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?31Therefore do not worry, saying, What shall we eat? Or What shall we drink? Or What shall we wear?32For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Luke12:22-31; Romans14:17; Philippians4:6;1Peter5:7)


This is one of the most wonderful sermons of Christ! Keep it in your heart! How great is this speech of Jesus on our trust in the care of the heavenly Father. He, who hears and believes these words, will experience eternal peace, which dwells in his heart. As a baby who trusts the care of his earthly father, so Jesus wants to bring us up in our faith to trust fully in God our Father and His eternal love for us.
He that is filled with the love of God, freed from the temptation of collecting money for himself, and continuously sacrificing with wisdom, will be tempted by Satan in different ways. Satan will whisper to him, “Your money is not enough for you! Who will look after you if you fall ill? Your clothes are worn out, and the prices are high. The economic development is moving from one crisis to another. Secure yourself, study, make every effort, save your money in order to live a pleasant way of life.”
But the Spirit of God overcomes your excessive concern with your worries and guides you to the fatherly care of God who looks for you entirely. This does not mean that you shall sit idle without working, waiting for God to open the windows of heaven. Yet, the love of Christ frees you to strive and work in the spirit of tranquility, without fear or covetousness. Your fellowship with Christ releases you from your worries and then encourages you to trust the love of your heavenly Father, the Omnipotent Creator.
Watch the birds as they pick up what they do not plant and easily fly wherever they find food. Furthermore your heavenly Father allows you to turn to Him, for He alone will care for you and look after you. He thinks about you and can give you a suitable job and helps you to remain meek and faithful.
Your heavenly Father granted you a wonderful body, full of life, which is still a mystery not explored by scientists as yet. Have you watched the growing of flowers and fruit trees, which tell you about the greatness of the Creator? Look at the plants under the microscope and learn from them. Smell a rose and learn that all the beauty and the system of the universe is but a reflection of the glory of the mighty Creator who leads the stars in their ways and knows the number of the atoms turning around their core. He also knows you, guides you and loves you, for He is your spiritual Father. Everything in the world is created; yet, you are born of His uncreated Spirit. He has sacrificed His unique Christ for you. Is it possible that He may forget you? It is impossible for your heavenly Father not to think of you every moment of your life. Your worries and sorrows are considered little faith, and your grumbling complaint is denial of His goodness. God’s love is wider and deeper than the sea. His mercy is like heaven. He says to you, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine” (Isaiah 43:1).
Meditate on the words of God and study His salvation. Penetrate into the teaching of Christ and serve the kingdom of God in your activities. Take off every unbelief, worry, bitterness and complaint, and trust your heavenly Father who cares for you faithfully. Christ raises you from your worry, and the Holy Spirit empowers you that you may not be shaken at the hour of testing. Unbelievers seek material things, but you are called by God. Turn away your face from the earthly matters and hold fast to His guiding hand and abide with Him in the eternal life. Your body will definitely die one day, but this is not the end, for your spiritual life is concealed with Christ in God. Do not allow fear and worries, whether great or small, to overcome your faith, stand firm in the providence of your Father, for He is ready to give you what is necessary and sufficient for you to live and to serve Him and to honor Him with your continuing trust.
Concern yourself with God and His principles and your life will be adjusted automatically, for the presence of God sanctifies it. Study the succession of petitions in the Lord’s Prayer and you can learn the meaning and the purpose of the divine kingdom in your life and the interest of your Father in you. Hallow His name, consider His kingdom and spread the gospel in speech, in prayer, in service and in sacrifice. Do not worry about yourself in the first place, but glorify the righteousness of the heavenly King and testify the rights and power of His kingdom that many lost ones may enter into the vast expanses of salvation. Then the King looks after your concerns, bears the responsibility for you and blesses every section of your life.

Question
How does Christ prevent us from sinking into and yielding to worries?