“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” Matthew 6:31-32
Fear of not having enough is one of the most disabling fears of all. Sadly, many people have organized their lives around getting and keeping “more,” and in the process have missed out on some of God’s greatest gifts. Jesus assures us that Father knows what we need. I think the question is, “Do we?” Do we know what we need, or are we simply focused on what we want—or worse, what the culture around us says we should want?
Father knows what we need; and, the good news is He promises to provide everything that we need! Verse 33 of Matthew 6 extends the invitation…“seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Father loves you, knows what you need, and promises to be your provider. No Fear!
For Reflection: If you inherited enough money to retire on, what would you do with your life? If God promised to provide all that you need, if you’d just follow Him, what would you do differently? Since He has promised to provide everything we need, as we follow Him, what changes does that freedom allow you to consider?
Lord, I thank You that You are my provider. I trust You to provide all that I need according to the riches of Your incomparable love. Help me to organize my life around what You provide, not what the culture says I need. Let me see the freedom that can be mine if I’ll trust You with all my needs.