As Jesus preached one day on trusting in God, He mentioned how God supplies and provides for little birds, and how much more valuable we are. Then, He said this, “And which of you by worrying can add a single cubit to his stature? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?” (Luke 12:25-26).
Jesus uses “worry” four times in that passage. He tells us not to worry—but we still do. The Lord is not prohibiting us from working and providing. He wants us to be responsible, but He does not want us to worry, worry, worry. He wants us to trust in Him and to believe that He loves us and cares for us. He knows that we need these things. He wants us to seek His kingdom first (Luke 12:31) and calls us not to be afraid, for He has chosen gladly to give us the kingdom (Luke 12:32). Trust more; worry less.