Stress comes from not knowing, from worry, from fear. We worry about money, we worry about our success, we worry about our health, we worry about other people. Worry is no fun! It takes our energy. It takes our time. It doesn’t add anything to us; it fact, worry subtracts from us.
What can we do to worry less? We can think about the birds. That’s what Jesus said. Birds don’t do anything to provide for their own food. They don’t plant seeds, they don’t water gardens, they don’t take in crops, they don’t store up food for winter. Birds are really irresponsible. They just count on what they need being there. And for the most part, it is.
Why? Because God provides for them. God takes care of birds. If God provides for birds, don’t you think he will also take care of you?