Do Not Worry

“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? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

Matthew 6:25-27

I actually wrote this song about 6 years ago while I was pregnant with our little girl. I could not stop worrying about her. I remember reading this passage in Matthew 6 during that particular season and being struck that God tells us NOT to worry. It caught my attention because I couldn't seem to stop!

Something amazing happened as I began to memorize this passage from Matthew & write this song. I began believing that I didn't have to worry because God is a good Father who provides well for His children. I would start to worry and then we'd drive past a beautiful field of wildflowers or a flock of birds, and I'd remember! "If God takes care of those beautiful flowers and those flighty birds, how much more will He take care of me?"

I started listening to Creation's song, and it began to change my heart from one full of worry to a heart full of hope and trust in a faithful Provider. I still love singing this song because it helps me remember that worrying can't add a single hour to my life, but that trusting God can bring beautiful and wonderful peace, even in the midst of uncertainty.