The world seems to be falling apart . . . at least it would appear so. But truly, it doesn’t look any more unrested than it did in the days of Abraham, Noah, David, Paul, and any number of moments within the gap (those days between then and now). It’s easy to focus on the uncertainty of what is to come. Of course, as Christians, there is a sense of peace knowing the God is the victor, but our minds, our flesh has a tendency to worry about tomorrow.
I was reminded last night, as I spoke on the phone with a dear friend, of the nature and doubt of where what we don’t see, but need, will come from. How do we know our next meal will arrive? How do we know our bills will be paid? Worry, worry, worry. That seems to be the answer most of the time.
I’ve yet to see a sparrow worry though. Perhaps the feathers disguise the worrisome look just above their beak, but something tells me they are incapable of such a state of mind. Wouldn’t that be nice if we were unable to worry? But God has designed us to trust! Worry comes when we take our eyes off the Father, Jehovah Jireh (my Provider) and instead, gaze upon the needs of the world around us; especially our own.
I’m so thankful He has me in His provisional hands. He has me in mind when I don’t understand what tomorrow will bring. Instead, He wants me to see His provision in my today, not worry about tomorrow, and “lean not on my own understanding, but in all my ways acknowledge Him . . . ”
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:22-24
Great is your faithfulness; mercy and love!