“And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more surely care for you, O men of little faith? So don’t worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to.” (The Living Bible)
Sometimes we get so concerned about the things we must do to make a living that we forget the reason we are living. We are to live for God. We were created for His glory and our primary purpose for living is to have relationship with Him. When we put our relationship with God first, everything else comes very naturally. Why then do we find it so hard to trust God? I believe it’s because we worry out of fear.
We are afraid God won’t take care of us. We are afraid He won’t answer our prayers. So we don’t depend on God, as we should. Instead, we put our trust in ourselves and our ability to take care of things. Then, of course, we do begin to worry because we soon realize we cannot control everything, and we can’t take care of ourselves. However, this fear only sets in when we forget to spend time with God and renew our minds with His Word and His promises.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (New King James Version)
If we are not continuously hearing from God and spending time in His Word, It’s difficult to have faith in God. Just like in any other relationship, it’s difficult to trust someone we never talk to or have very limited contact with. The faith and trust between two people is built on time spend together in which you come to know their character. Once we feel someone has good character, we have confidence and faith in him or her.
Our Father in Heaven has perfect character. He has never lied. He has never broken a promise (Deuteronomy 7:9). Every word out of His mouth is true. We have every reason to trust God. But when we don’t spend time with God, it’s easy to succumb to the cares and worries of this world. As we awaken each day, we should renew out trust in God by spending time with Him. This is the key to stress-free living.
1 Peter 5:6-7
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (King James Version)
Today’s Life Key: Cast your care on God.