Every good and perfect gift is from above.
During times of uncertainty we remember that there is only ONE thing that is certain. The Word of God. The Word of God will never be destroyed, it is eternal. Our God is the same yesterday today and forever. He has made promises to us as His children. He promises to never leave us or forsake us, He promises to guide our steps, lead the way and provide for all of our needs through His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
God knows our needs and He reminds us to look to the birds. As I’ve worked from home and looked out my window I’ve enjoyed seeing the birds outside. They are an ever present reminder as they fly overhead, perch in the tree, or chirp through the morning hours that God will take care of us. God tells us to look to the birds and realize that if He provides for the birds of the air, that are worth nearly nothing, how much more will He provide for you? God is able to do more than we can hope or imagine. He is the God of the impossible. What is impossible for a human to do, is not impossible for God. Hallelujah!
We don’t serve a weak God, but a God of power, authority and loving kindness. He longs to meet your every need, and what is amazing about that truth is that He knows your needs even better than you do. God knows that in your own strength you can only bear so much. We need Him and He promises He will be there for us. He is the wonderful counselor, the good Shepherd that still speaks to His children, and can do the miraculous. If God even cares to “dress” the fields, how much more will He provide clothes for you to wear? Food for you to eat? In the book of Matthew God lays out the “Cure for Anxiety,” which I’ve pasted here below:
“Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by worrying can add one hour to [the length of] his life? And why are you worried about clothes? See how the lilies and wildflowers of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin [wool to make clothing], yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory and splendor dressed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive and green today and tomorrow is [cut and] thrown [as fuel] into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Therefore do not worry or be anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted), saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ For the [pagan] Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; [but do not worry,] for your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 26:25-34 AMP
Faith is believing in that which you do not see. God often makes a way where we did not see a way. His ways of doing things cannot be traced out. His thoughts are so much higher than ours. It is good to know that His plans for us are to give us a hope and a future as he says here in Jeremiah 29:11-14 AMP
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you. Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and I will [free you and] gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’”
May you know how deep the Father’s love is for you.
Written by Jamie