Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Think of all the different kinds of “daily bread” that can be here today and gone tomorrow: money, house, cars, possessions, jobs, health, and more. In fact, every tangible thing in our life is something we have no ultimate control over. And those are the things Jesus said we should never spend time and energy worrying about-which makes perfect sense. Why worry about those things over which we have no control?
The one thing that cannot be taken away is the only thing we need going forward into the future: our faith and the intangible values (perseverance, hope, and the like) that arise from our faith. The apostle Paul confirmed the necessity of faith: “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2). We are stewards (slaves) of the God who has bought us for Himself. Our provision is His “worry”, not ours. He has promised to meet the needs of those who love Him.
Don’t worry about tomorrow, Jesus said. Trust your heavenly Father with the faith you can never lose.
“Worry over poverty is as fatal to spiritual fruitfulness as is gloating over wealth.” A. W. Pink
Commentary from Turning Points devotional by David Jeremiah, May 12, 2017.
This song has a country/blues/gospel sound and may not be your taste, and is not necessarily my own, but I appreciate the words, which relate to this post, are meaningful, and I hope helpful 🙂
God On The Mountain, Gaither VEVO, featuring Lynda Randle.
In the verse in the photo, Luke 12:27-28, we get an impression of God’s power and of our dependency upon His provision. Note-IF God can (and He can), then do you, even of little faith, need worry about anything? If true, is it not then preposterous to worry?
The theme for Developing Your Eye today is Pop of Color.