Therefore I say to you…
…do not worry about your weight or whether you will have appetite enough to sustain it.
…do not worry about your rent, whether you will have money enough to pay it.
…do not worry about a job, whether you will find gainful employment.
Life is more than food and shelter and work.
Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
Can you by worrying add a single pound to your (dropping) weight? Can you by worrying refill your (emptying) bank account? Can you by worrying attain a job?
If worrying gains you nothing, why do you do it?
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
Don’t seek what you should do, what you should do, what you should do–nor have an anxious mind.
For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
Don’t fear, Rebekah–God is pleased to give you the kingdom. So give away your time, your money, your talent, your possessions. Sew for yourself moneybags that will never tear or lose their treasure. Work for a heavenly treasure.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Adapted from Luke 12:22-34