June 29

I know that there is not a single one of us that hasn’t been affected by the downturn in the economy. We all are now worrying about the price of gas, the price of groceries, how much we are having to take out of our savings accounts just to make do. I know that I have. There isn’t any time that it isn’t either in the forefront of my thinking, or simmering on the back burner.

I was reading some scripture to the girl last night before bed, and I was reminded that God is in control. I don’t have to worry. I shouldn’t worry, but I do.

So I say to you, don’t be worried for your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink; or yet for your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Look at the birds of heaven, they don’t plant, neither do they reap, or gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of much more value then they?

And which of you by worrying can add one moment to his life? And why are you worried about clothes?

Look at the lilies of the field, how they grow; they don’t work, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God does so clothe the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow cast into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
(Mat 6:25-30)

I have been faithless in this area for far to long.

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6 thoughts on “June 29”

  1. Very timely word…it’s easy to be faith-filled when things are going well, quite another when times are tougher.

  2. So have I. It is easy to be faith-filled when everything is good. We seem to have a harder time when things are not so good. Like you said, God is in control. He is FAITHFUL!!!! Thanks for jogging the brain there.

  3. I am old enough to have been through EVERYTHING …. at least twice. I’m telling you, there was one incident that smacked me on the side of the head so hard saying, “Can you PLEASE be faithful? Can you please acknowledge that I’m there for you….each and every moment.”

    What happened was so unbelievable I said to myself, “That’s a miracle”. No, how stupid of me. It wasn’t a miracle, it was just God doing his everyday thing, regardless of whether I’m faithful or not.

    And I decided if God could be there for me, the least I could do was to have faith in Him.
    – Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

  4. You’re not alone in this. It is hard to not worry in these times.

    Yesterday I was listening to Crown Financial concepts on the radio and Ron Blue was on. He basically said that if you’ve been living on God’s precepts for financial living, living for Him then we don’t have to worry. I love that but I still worry because I know I fail that test in several ways.

    These are the times where we find out just how much we rely on ourselves instead of God. We know now that we’re not in control, unlike the times of prosperity where we have the security of being in control. Well so we think any way.

  5. Worry is such a subtle stumbling block. There is just something most bothersome about not knowing ‘what is next’. I pray you continue to find peace in God’s word — which can never be bound by doubt or bogged down with worry.

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