“So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” Matthew 6:31-32 (CSB – emphasis mine)
Not only are Jesus’ followers invited to call on God as their heavenly Father in prayer, they are invited to escape the worry and anxiety that plagues the rest of the world. Jesus makes no guarantee that life will be simple and free of pain nor does he say we will get what we want (or think we want). The guarantee is that our Heavenly Father knows what we need, period. In his way and in his time, he will provide for us. Which begs the question, why do we worry? After all, what loving father – especially a perfect one – doesn’t have the best in mind for his children?