Don' t Expect Blessings Without Work..... yes we are instructed to trust God. We are instructed to not worry about everyday things or even the things of tomorrow. While birds do not "deep and sow", they do work to provide. Consider the work ethic of the ant (Proverbs 6:6-8).
In the verses from Matthew 6 above, there is a key verse for us: Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God! Our priority is not money, retirement accounts, clothing, cars, housing or other things. Seeking the Kingdom of God is building into other's lives, investing in relationships, sacrifice, service, stewardship, discipleship, producing fruit and Godly character. Then, if we do these things, the other "things" (things we need) will be provided by God.
Putting God and His Kingdom values first will change our personal priorities. As we work the Kingdom priorities, personal priorities take a back seat. We will accept God's will more often than we question it. Hard work in general will not produce the things of God unless we are seeking Him in our labor. Our Godly labor is not in vain! (1 Corinthians 15:58)
So, Don' t Expect Blessings Without Work.....