Do Not Worry
22Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 26Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
I have spent a good portion of my married life worrying about money. I am sure that there are many out there who are the same way, yet somehow, God has always provided for us. From the large things to the smallest things He has always stepped in and amazed us.
When David and I had been married less than a year, we lived at Ft. Campbell, KY and since we had registered Scottsbluff, NE as our home of record, when our driver's licenses were about to expire we had to drive that 1100 mile drive to Scottsbluff to get our licenses renewed. We had a four day weekend, in which payday was to be Saturday morning, but we HAD to leave Friday morning to be able to make the trip in time, so we decided to go ahead and only buy gas. We would eat when got to his Grandma's house in Nebraska. We were going to drive straight through without eating. I was a few months pregnant with Gabby at the time and we had plenty of baby cereal for Brittany who was not even 1 yet.
By afternoon I was starting to feel really sick from the pregnancy and not eating. David pulled off to get gas and I got out of the car to go inside, stretch my legs, and change the baby. As I walked into the gas station, which was like a little mini mart, a lady walked right up to me with two loaves of bread. She told me they were expired and she couldn't sell them. Then she asked if I could use them.
God is amazing! He has provided for us many times like the story I just told. I have learned not to worry it has been a long process and sometimes I still find my mind wandering to how I am going to pay this or that bill, or the kids need new shoes, or the lawn needs mowed and the mower is broken, or the laundry has to be done by hand, but I have consciously decided to place it in God's hands and every time I do, I am amazed!
Do you have something that you have been worried about lately? Sit down and tell the Father that it is in His hands and trust Him and He will give you what He has promised!