And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on.” (Luke 12:22)
When looked at in context, it’s apparent that Jesus is cautioning us against the danger of dwelling on material things. While we can’t pretend we don’t need “things”, focusing too much on them will definitely lead to anxiety.
Here’s what I wrote in Give Up Worry For Good…
How can we avoid getting caught up in the trap of materialism? Jesus doesn’t try to deny that we all have material needs. Rather, he urges us to trust that our heavenly Father will provide us with what we need. While there is certainly a need to do our share (such as looking for work and saving money), our main focus in life should be getting to heaven. Not only will that result in greater peace, but also it will put us on the road to eternal happiness.
As I mention in the book, the fact that you’re reading this serves as proof that God has provided for all of your needs from the moment you were first conceived. And, since He doesn’t change, why wouldn’t He supply your needs in the future?