Posts Tagged ‘Matthew 6:25-34’

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. 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 can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry 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 clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:25-34, NRSV)

Easy to say don’t worry about what you will eat or wear, but as an adult who is responsible for young people, you worry. You worry about what they will eat and will the money be there to pay for the housing they live in. We worry about these things. And God tells us not to.

We can trust that as He provides for the birds that neither plant nor toil, but have plenty, and the flowers of the field which are beautiful beyond anything else, God provides for these, He will provide for us.

So do not worry. God will provide what you need.

Have you ever felt like you needed to be doing something for God, but it is not clear what or how.  Or maybe  you know what it is, and for some reason the time, or the material, or the know how to do this thing you know God has called you to is just not there…

It is very frustrating to see something that God has shown you, a time in the future when this plan has ome to completion, yet now it lays in ruins, in waste…

Just think how Zerubbabel felt when he was trying to rebuild the temple, as governor of the Israelite community returning from captivity.  He wanted to make progress, but it was a long enduring slow process…  The foundation of the physical temple had laid in ruin for over 2 decades, mocking Zerubbabel and the task before him.

But the thing Zerubbabel and we must remember is that it is all in God’s hands, and on God’s time.  The temple was still there and God was still leading and guiding his people, just as he is today.  So let Him take care of you, just like the birds of the air and the flowers of the field…