Three times in these verses Jesus says “do not be anxious.” Did he not know how much we have to be anxious about?
He also offers three strategies we might adopt to lessen our anxiety;
First, he encourages us to live in the moment. Focus on today, the present, he says, as “tomorrow will be anxious for itself.”
Second, and related to the idea of focusing on the present, is his suggestion that we “consider the lilies of the field.” Let’s fill our minds with the beauty of simple things.
Third, he says, “seek first God’s Kingdom.” Let us seek God, whose love casts out all fear.