My daughter was “putting me to bed” with her kitties on the living room floor and I was full of worry rather than enjoying her imaginative play and the ability to rarely lie down while playing. I was covered up next to kitty and was thinking about all of the uncertianties of life, specificially with my husbands job. Right then I was convicted about anxiety. The scripture Philippians 4:6 came to mind:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
This scripture reminded me that I did not only not have to be anxious but I was commanded to not worry and give everything up to the Lord. In my randomness of thought I was then connected to another passage about worry and provision and how they are connected in Matthew chapter 6:
25 “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 than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
” 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 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—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
God will provide. But, ultimately His promises are true and I would have never remembered those promises in the midst of kitty bedtime had I not spent time hiding His Word in my heart.