It is tempting to try to throw everything in God's lap and make him responsible. God will not accept responsibility for something that is not His responsibility. Some of us have never had a serious crisis in our lives and think we never will, others have had emergencies that could have been avoided if we were building walls for our families. There are some emergencies that can't be avoided, but that can be ameliorated with the right preparation. It is sad how many Christians don't plan for the future and just 'live today' and even misuse and abuse scripture to do so.
It has been said that the Lord provides food for the birds, but He doesn't drop it in their mouths, and the same is true for us. When James condemns those who were saying 'we will go to such a city and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain' (4:13). Sometimes Christians use this passage to say that we shouldn't make plans, but what James was teaching about boasting, attitude, and not making God's will part of the plan. Others pick the passages where Jesus warned us not to worry about tomorrow or as the KJV unfortunately translates it 'give no thought for the morrow' (Matthew 6:25-34) and teach that we should not think about what we are going to eat or wear or anything else about the future. The problem with this philosophy is that if you actually give no thought to what you will wear or eat tomorrow you will find that you have literally nothing to wear or eat, eventually.
We have to balance that with passages where Jesus said things like, 'if you are going to build a tower sit down and count the cost' (Luke 14:28-30) to see if you have enough to finish it. That sounds suspiciously like thinking about tomorrow. The truth is that planning helps to keep us from worrying. This is true in most areas of our lives. I have found that by having life insurance I do not worry about what would happen financially to my family if I died. By being a Christian and have a plan for eternity, I don't worry about death. By having an emergency fund, I don't worry about what will happen if the van breaks down. By working, I don't worry about how I will have food next month. Having health insurance can help alleviate the worries of illness. Most of these are financial and they are not the only things people worry about, but the fact is that it is one of the most common.
One area where people really don't build walls and plan for the future is in the spiritual arena. God puts the responsibility to bring children up 'in the nurture and admonition of the Lord' (Ephesians 6:4) squarely on the father's shoulders. The problem is that most fathers either ignore this mandate or try to push it off on the mother or worse the church. It is not the church's responsibility to raise your children or train them. If the only Christian teaching children receive is at church, even if they came every time the doors were opened, it would take them over 90 years to get the equivalent of a high school education. Wake up fathers and learn to do what the fathers in the Old Testament were told to do. Deuteronomy 6:7 says, "...teach them diligently unto thy children... when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Quit coming home from work and crashing in front of the TV for the rest of the night. I recently heard someone say it so appropriately, "We need fathers who will go to work so they can come home and do their job."
Don't be confused providing financially is a part, but only a small part of the father's responsibility. God has given us our children's souls as our first priority, and we need to match our priorities to His.