Lord, I do trust in You, I promise I do, but Lord…what if You don’t come through for me? What if You decide to let me fall? Lord, what if you’re not paying attention to me when I need you most? Isn’t it better that I should have a back up plan? That is the sensible option, if You think about it. It makes more sense that I should do this and follow this plan that I’ve had for ages. It’ll be fine, don’t You worry. Don’t get me wrong – what You’re saying appeals to me on a certain level, but I’m too vain.
OK Lord, but I’ve got to tell you that Your plan seems a bit crazy. I can’t see it working out, I’ve got to say. I mean, I should let You know that I can’t see myself living that way – it’s a bit too difficult, there’s a lot of sacrifice… That’s just the way I am, sorry. Do You think we could rejig it a little bit? I could do with a few creature comforts thrown in, if You don’t mind?
I know those people have done it and yes, they look very happy but that’s just not me. They’re so much better than me and I’m just a poor sinner so I think I should just leave it and carry on as I am. Honestly, I would if I could, I’m sure You understand.
Trust me, You’ll find a better candidate elsewhere.
25Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: and the body more than the raiment? 26Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? 27And which of you by taking thought, can add to his stature by one cubit?28And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. 29But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. 30And if the grass of the field, which is to day, and to morrow is cast into the oven, God doth so clothe: how much more you, O ye of little faith? 31Be not solicitous therefore, saying, What shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? 32For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. 33Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and His justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.
34Be not therefore solicitous for to morrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.