Do not be anxious? Seriously?
Hearing someone say not to worry may sound unreasonable when you are in need. Maybe you feel the need to know everything so you won’t worry. You want to know God will do it, but he’s not showing you how. All he is telling you is that life is greater than your needs. However, you know as long as you’re alive, you need this and that, right? How will he provide?
I’m assuming that if your supply of that need is drying up, you’re seeking God, right? Since God is infinitely abundant and also good, there’s every reason in the world for us to trust him to provide. He will not just supply our food, drinks, and clothing but he has promised to supply all of our needs. So, believe he will do that because he loves you.
What can you do with your energy while waiting on God to provide? Remember the past. When did God last supply your needs? When did you last eat? When did you drink water? When did you wear clothes? Even if you made so much effort with your own hands to get your provision, God is ultimately still the source of that effort and provision.
Remembering God’s past provisions will help you realize he will provide again and again. God’s hands are not too short to reach out to you. I’m not saying waiting is the easiest thing to do but as long as you keep thanking him, it will remind you of his goodness and perfect timing.
Father God, I thank you so much for every time you’ve provided for my needs. And if it is in your will, I ask you for abundant provision so I can have enough to bless others as well and show them that all comes from you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Go Deeper — Reflect on today's verse. How will being less anxious about things make you more thankful?
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