The King Will Provide

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”

Matthew 6:25

Do not be anxious about your necessary subsistence like food, drink and clothing. Isn’t your life about more than these? Unnecessary anxiety over the essentials of life can consume us and cause us to lose our eternal perspective.

Life is about more than these things. If we are truly trusting in God, we can know that he will supply these basics of life through whatever means he chooses. They may not be in the brand or style that we would choose for ourselves, but knowing that they can and will be provided can free us up to focus on the more significant aspects of this life.

Yeshua taught us that true life is knowing and trusting God, and also trusting in his own life and teachings. Trusting God liberates us from micro-managing. Trusting God allows God to be God, and for Yeshua to reign as Lord in our lives.

When we truly trust God, we demonstrate that we are not subject to the typical anxieties of this life. We are living out the values of his kingdom, knowing the King provides for his subjects.

Trust in God

“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:34

Do not be anxious about what hasn’t happened yet; let the future carry its own anxieties. If we continue to be anxious about every aspect of our life, can we, as believers, truly be considered to be trusting God? If we are trusting him, aren’t we trusting him for everything?

“For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out,” (1 Timothy 6:7). If we have come with nothing and will be leaving with nothing, what is the value of what remains? “And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content,” (1 Timothy 6:8).

Instead, let’s replace our anxieties of an unknown future with gratefulness for what we do have. God has not provided us the ability to foresee the future, but if you are reading these words right now, he has given us today. Let’s live for him and his kingdom in the here and now.