The Father Will Provide

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. (Luke 12:6-7)

For the Lord of all shows no partiality, nor does He fear greatness, …He Himself made the great as well as the small, and He provides for all alike. (Wisdom 6:7-8)

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. (James 1:5)

Tell the rich in the present age not to be proud and not to rely on so uncertain a thing as wealth but rather on God, who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. (1 Timothy 6:17)

He said to (his) disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. (Luke 12:22-23)

If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will He not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? (Luke 12:28)

Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your life span? If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest? (Luke 12:25-26)

Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. (Matthew 6:34)

Instead, seek His kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides. Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:31-32)

Like a shepherd He feeds his flock; in His arms He gathers the lambs, Carrying them in His bosom, and leading the ewes with care. (Isaiah 40:11)

I call to God Most High, to God who provides for me. (Psalm 57:3)

(c) Paul Buis, 2005