Tripping over ourselves
If we focus on the small problems in life, we'll miss noticing the many things God provides for us on a daily basis. Just this morning, as I was on the way to the studio, I was held up by a train. As I was forced to wait it out, left alone to my thoughts, I started to count my blessing of what I did have to be thankful for. I had this job to go to (allowing me to minister to others and glorify God), a wonderful spouse, a vehicle to drive, and money for gas I'd just put in it a bit earlier. After a few minutes, I wasn't concerned about being held up anymore. God was providing the entire time...even if I didn't realize it at the moment. Jesus even told His disciples the same thing...
Luke 12:24 "Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!"
It's easy to get in the way of ourselves and trip, constantly anxious about things that haven't even happened yet. We stumble over our own steps for no reason.
Psalm 37:23 "The footsteps of a righteous man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way."
We can all too easily conform to the world, anxious about every minor thing, constantly in turmoil in how we'll buy essential items.
Matthew 6:8 "Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."
And it comes down to a choice we all have. We can either trust in the world or trust in God.
We're expected to provide, to be responsible but also keeping in mind that we have a Heavenly Father who will be there to provide for those who love Him. We're even promised this.
Psalm 84:11 "For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly."
God continues to provide even when it's not obvious to us.
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