“Be careful for nothing..”. – Philippians 4:6
Knowing we are under God’s watchful eye we have no need to worry. Being aware that He is aware of our needs gives us assurance. Conscious of the fact that He cares for us we can “Be careful for nothing”, as He commands. Of this glorious truth James Smith wrote:
“The Lord careth for us. He knows our wants, and has promised to supply them; our foes, and will deliver us from them; our fears, and will make us ashamed of them. All creatures and things are in His hand, and at His disposal; all circumstances are absolutely under His control.
He directs the angel, feeds the sparrow, curbs the devil, and manages the tempest. He is thy FATHER. His love to thee is infinite. Thou art His delight. His dear son. His pleasant child. Will He neglect thee? Impossible. Cast then thy cares upon Him. Tell out all thy desires, fears, and troubles to Him; let Him know every thing from thee, keep nothing back; and then in the confidence of faith expect Him to fulfil His word, and act a Parent’s part.
Bless Him for all He has given, for all He has promised; plead with Him for all you may need; but never for one moment, or under any circumstances, distrust Him. He cannot love thee more. He is a present help. He will make all His goodness pass before thee. He will rejoice over thee to do thee good, with His whole heart, and with His whole soul.
Then let me banish anxious care,
Confiding in my Father’s love;
To Him make known my wants in prayer,
Prepared His answer to approve.”