By Justin Edwards
As many Christians are going through difficult economic times these days, perhaps some reading this blog, I want to encourage you with the words of Jesus. God will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5-6), He is sovereign over our lives and our circumstances (Romans 8:28), He is our peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7; John 14:27), He is our great provider (Matthew 6:8), and He will sustain us if we just cast our anxieties before Him (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:22). He is our loving Father who has prepared for us that which no eye has seen nor hear heard nor has entered the heart of man (1 Corinthians 2:9).
This is something my wife and I are really clinging to lately, so be encouraged my brethren. You are not alone in your struggles, and know that God will provide for you everything you need. Live each day as unto the Lord, and trust you will be cared for most abundantly. He is faithful to His promises, and in Christ we are most blessed through the riches of His infinite grace!
Do Not Worry
"Then [Jesus] said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Luke 12:22-34