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Psalm 121:1 (NIV)
1I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?

Philippians 4:19 (NLT)
19And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT)
25“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

28“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

31“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

34“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Reflect

  Have you ever found yourself needing something and you go to everyone you know, but nobody is able to help? You’re not doing anything wrong, you’re just looking for help in all the wrong places. This is a test that I failed frequently for years. I felt that people were supposed to help me, and if they didn’t, I would get mad at them.

  Finally, one day I was reading Matthew 6:33, and it said seek first the kingdom of God and all of his goodness will be added to you. Then, I realized I should be trusting God to take care of me.

  The Bible gives us many examples on why we should trust God. He takes care of the birds and they don’t reap or sow. Aren’t we more important than them? Everything that we will ever need is in God.

  A couple of years ago, I was in the store, hoping my debit card would work because I needed food for my kids and me. When I got to the register, the lady in line behind me said, “Ma’am, can I pay for your groceries?” I started to cry because I knew that was God.

  So, remember that God will supply all your needs according to His riches. We just have to learn to trust him.

Respond

  Make a list of things you worry about and put it in your bible. Every time you start to worry read Matthew 6:25-34. Write a prayer, asking God to strengthen your faith. Finally, give your worries to God.

The author is a parent from Houston, Texas.

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