There are 3 verses in this passage that I've included in the verses I feel like God gave me, before the beginning of 2016, to hold on to during this year. I've underlined them in this passage.
I've held on to them, through some pretty big ups & downs.
These are the words of Jesus as He is speaking in what we call the Sermon on the Mount.
Maybe we all should look to these words as we move forward into a new year...
25 "That is why I tell you don't worry about everyday life;
whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear.
Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds.
They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns,
for your heavenly Father feeds them.
And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?
27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 "And why worry about your clothing?
Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow.
They don't work or make their clothing,
29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow,
he will certainly care for you.
Why do you have so little faith?
31 "So don't worry about these things, saying,
'What will we eat?
What will we drink?
What will we wear?'
32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers,
but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,
and live righteously,
and he will give you everything you need.
34 "So don't worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
Today's trouble is enough for today.