Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.Matthew 6:34
Do you ever find yourself worrying about whether or not you will have what you need, for a day that is not even here yet?
I find myself doing this all. the. time. And you might say “Well, yeah that’s pretty normal.” I mean, we all want to have what we need for each day, whether it be money for bills, or clean clothes.
Lately I’ve been getting myself all worked up over bills. Will I have enough money for the one coming up in 2 weeks? What about the one coming up in 2 days?
In the sermon that is so famously known as “The Lord’s Prayer”, Jesus begins the prayer by saying:
“Give us this day our daily bread…”Matthew 6:11
My husband so kindly reminded me of this while I was going on and on about tomorrow and the next day. Give us this day our daily bread. It was convicting in a way. I mean “Oh ye of little faith”, right? Our Father wants us to trust Him with everything. I claim to trust Him enough to give my life to Him, yet here I am unsure of whether or not He knows what He’s doing with my bills..
The thing is, maybe I won’t be able to pay them. Am I okay with that? Not really.. Not yet. But if I can’t, then I can’t. I will have to learn to be okay with that. I’m sure somewhere down the road I will see what benefit it had in the grand scope of my life.
Sometimes God’s will is not in line with ours, and when that happens, we ought to look at our will and ask “why is this not in line with God?”.
I have found that God has always come through for me, despite my doubts. I often tell Him that I am having a hard time believing, or trusting. I am honest with Him, and ask that He forgive me for my doubt. And then He delivers, despite me. I am grateful for that.
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”Mark 9:24
It’s scary to think about living day by day, instead of being able to plan ahead. I know the Israelite’s were worried in the beginning of their 40 years in the wilderness..
“…and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.”Exodus 16:3-4
I always found it funny that they thought the Lord split the seas for them, only to have them starve out in the desert. Isn’t that how it seems though? He brings us through all these trials, and yet every time it starts to look scary, we wonder “Why are you going to let me perish?!”. But God did provide for them, every day, for 40 years!
And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.Exodus 16:35
And God likewise promises that He will provide for us.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.“Matthew 6:25-34
So this is a reminder for me and whoever has read thus far, to remember God’s faithfulness, and ability to provide.
Jehovah Jireh "The Lord will provide."
May you have a restful day.