"And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!" (v. 25-28 ESV)
Lilies are beautiful aren't they? Some varieties are planted in the ground and come back year after year. And they don't have to worry about a thing! Jesus says, neither do we! If God makes lilies, who have no eternal value grow and adore the fields, then of course he is going to take care of those who have been saved through Jesus and adopted as His children!
I love this....If we can't even do as small a thing as add an hour to our entire life span, then why should we worry? We obviously aren't in control. And that's a good thing.
"Lilly" thanks for being a friend and may you be encouraged that the one who clothes the grass with lilies is working for your good, especially in this time of chronic pain.