With the holiday season now behind us this is now the part of the year where many begin to realize their debts and in these times it is all too easy to fall into an overwhelming sense of worry. You ask yourself “how am I going to pay these bills?” or “What am I going to do?” as you begin to panic.
The good news is that you are certainly not the first person to go through this and God actually wants to help you out. Anyone who has been a long-time listener has probably heard this one before but I think it wouldn’t hurt to go over it again.
God wants to help us out in all areas of our lives but we first need to simply allow him, and even ask him for help.
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
That is so true, as that passage says if we who are worldly and not worthy are good at providing for our children then God surely is many times greater at adequately providing for us (His children)
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
This is such a great passage that I remind myself of quite often. Flowers may seem pretty small and insignificant when compared to a human being, but even so God still clothed them with bright colorful petals. Also birds are mentioned as not sowing for a harvest, or working for their meal, yet God makes sure they still get fed. We need to ask ourselves “Am I more important than a bird?”
The correct answer is Yes, a thousand times yes you are more important than a bird so we should not need to even worry about how we are going to make ends meet. We should simply trust in God and ask Him to help. Sometimes His blessings will come in the wildest ways.
In the long run I would say worrying about things does nothing but make it worse and cause further stress, so rather than worry how about you just hand it over to God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Have you put your trust FULLY in the Lord?