God Provides

I want to talk a little today about faith, and about how much we all believe. It is easy to say “God can do anything”, it is much harder, I feel, to actually believe it. We always seem to be ready with that backup plan, that attempt to plan ahead and make contingencies for problems that may or may not arise. We find it so very hard to let go, to give up control. We are born worriers. What we worry about differs from person to person, and indeed some things that one person will worry about seem trivial, even laughable to others. This is brought home to me repeatidly whilst I work as a security guard in retail clothing stores and hear customers worring about whether thier purse matches thier shoes. To me, such worries are laughable and I must fight to keep a straight face. To them, it seems deadly serious.

Here then is what the bible says in Matthew 6:25 : Therefore I tell you, do not worry.

Do I really need to write anymore? Whilst this probably doesn’t apply to whether green goes with red, it does apply to things such as money, food, clothes, how to live. The bible tells us that God will provide, and He will. He loves us and cares for us. But we need to learn to trust him. We need to learn to relax our worries, get over our fears, stop making our own plans and listen for HIS plan. He will provide. This doesn’t mean we can all now go on a spending spree, maxing out our cards and then turn to God and say “why aren’t you providing for me?”. No. What it does mean is that if we live a godly life and trust in the Lord to provide, then he will do so. By all means plan, but do so with the will of God in mind, and be prepared for him to blow your plan out of the water if he finds it unnacceptable.

There are no ifs, buts or maybes to this. Take a deep breath, take a step back, and ask yourself the following questions.

1) Did the Lord make the world?

2)Is the Lord capable of anything?

3)Do I trust Him?

When it is broken down to these three questions, the answers should be clear. It is easy to turn round and say “it’s not that simple”. I’m sorry, but it really is. God provides because he loves and cares for us. End of.

Praise God for the things that he gives us. May this truth spread, and perhaps more importantly, may this truth be believed. God provides. Amen!

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~ by davemclernon on June 22, 2010.

One Response to “God Provides”

  1. The true test is when we need to step out in obedience to God, trusting him to miraculously provide. I’ve lived by faith in missions for 22 years, and trusting God for provision is a challenging and exciting adventure! When you come for DTS, you will experience this in a new way! 🙂

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