Trust versus worry
When I was a kid, I never once worried about whether my dad would be able to pay the bills every month. I never worried about school fees, or if we’d eat supper that day. I just run off to school every morning and did kid stuff. Even when things were lean (and I use that term generously), I didn’t spend my day thinking, I wonder if dad will come through for me. He is my dad - he took care of things, he took care of us.
So why is it that now when I’m older, I pray about things to my Heavenly Father and still worry about whether He will come through? Why am I anxious about these plans or that decision? My Heavenly Father created heaven, earth and all that is in them. He is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I could ever ask or think”. Jesus says in the gospels that the Father knows what we need. So why do I take my concerns to Him in prayer, and then take them right back? He is my Father - He will take care of things, He takes care of me.