Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. (Matthew 6:31-32)
LET US trust God to care for us! This was the life that Jesus lived.
He would not even make stones into bread; nor eat until His Father bade Him and sent the angels to minister to Him. He speaks out of His heart when He bids us trust our Father’s care.
Trust in God gives clearness of vision. When we are thinking partly of doing God’s work in the world, and partly of lining our own nest, we are in the condition of the man whose eyes do not look in the same direction. We are endeavouring to serve two masters, and our judgment is therefore distorted.
Who has not often experienced this? You have tried to ascertain God’s will, or to form a right judgment about your life, but constantly your perception of duty has been obscured by the thought that, if you decided in a certain direction, you would interfere with your interests in another. When, however, you feel so absorbed in God’s interests that you are indifferent to your own, all becomes clear, and you leave Him to care for all results.
Let us not think that God is grudging or sparing in His gifts. He gives fish as well as bread when He feeds the crowds; colors as well as leaves when He clothes the flowers. You have been adopted into His Family, and may call Him “Abba, Father.” Surely this act of grace shows a special love on His part.
Would He have taken such care of the spiritual, and have none for the physical? The ungodly may worry about their maintenance; but a child of God may be sure that His needs will be supplied.
Thou art our portion, our God, our Father. Thou art more than father and mother to those who trust Thee. Thou lovest us with a tender pity that never fails or wearies. Encompass us with Thy guardian care, and realise in us Thy highest purposes. AMEN.
Devotional material taken from “Our Daily Walk” by F. B. Meyer. Minor revisions made by Sandra Bivens Smith.