“So I tell you to stop worrying about what you will eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds. They don’t plant, harvest, or gather the harvest into barns. Yet, your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of you add a single hour to your life by worrying?” Matthew 6:25-27
What is worrying you today?
I’m wondering if someone reading this needs to know that God is in control. That no matter your circumstances, God can handle it. Maybe you need to hear that your current struggles are not new news to the Creator.
In this passage, we are told to trust that God knows what we need… and will provide. Can you trust your life… your circumstances into His hands? Yes.
I’m going to a speakers/writers conference next month. It’s on the east coast and is very expensive. For the past few years, I have salivated at the prospect of attending. It’s the best of the best. I’ve never felt it was something I could pull-off, but this year I felt God telling me to trust Him. That I should not worry about the financial aspect of it.
You see, I am always looking for a the most affordable way to do things (thanks, mom), so even seriously considering attending was a departure for me. The bottom line is that it’s hard to spend THAT kind of money on… me.
With medical bills, braces, life, and more… we just don’t have a stash of cash sitting around. And our money tree never produced any fruit, so we are careful about how and when to spend.
I told God… “I’m taking this leap of faith and signing up…and I am trusting that you will provide the funds. God, the bottom line is that we can’t afford this.” I heard Him telling me to not worry. So, I didn’t… and haven’t.
And He has blessed my obedience.
A friend from college… someone who I’ve just recently reconnected with after 20 years or so… generously sent me enough money to cover half of my trip. I was so moved at how God used her to show me His promise of provision.
My dear friend felt God leading her to help and she stepped up in obedience. I hope on so many levels that she has seen His blessing because of it.
I love to watch God work.
Trust that God will meet your needs. Trust that God knows your circumstances. Know that God is in the details.
God provided for me in an unexpected and profound way. And you know what? He will for you, too.
Don’t worry! The Creator of the Heavens and the earth is watching… and He will never leave you nor forsake you.