Part of the series “God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts!” Stories and promises of the awesome blessings God gives us each day. I hope it encourages you today!
Worry runs rampant today. It and the accompanying stress some researchers say is the leading cause of illness.
We worry about our health, our finances, our family, the news. Frankly there’s never an end to what we can worry about is there? I mean have you ever woken up on a morning and thought, “Wow, everything is perfect today?” No neither have I.
But that’s only half the problem. Think about how so many people respond.
Some abuse alcohol or drugs as an escape. Others miss-use prescription drugs.
Some over eat to the point of obesity.
Many get lost in hours of TV or video games.
Yet, the problem is after all of those solutions nothing has been really fixed.
The problems and the worry remain. And the cures bring their own additional problems. Then that creates even more worry in a downward spiral.
As we read last time Jesus offers us a real cure. He said as we trust in him with our lives he will provide for our daily needs. And as we rest in that promise we’ll rest from worry.
Then he goes on and offers us even more.
He says, “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, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And 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?” (Matthew 6: 28-30 NLT)
He says not only will God provide for our basic needs he will even give us more.
He promises that even as rich as Solomon was it’s nothing compared to all the blessings he has for you.
God wants to bless you as your loving father who gives you gifts simply out of his pleasure.
He wants to make your life glorious and fill it with amazing gifts in the same way that he loves to make the wild flowers spectacular just for the sake of creating something beautiful.
And when we realize how much God loves us as his child. And we remember how he wants to bless our lives with all of his abundance we relax in his love and the worry melts away.
Where there was worry there now resides peace. And then we can enjoy all the abundance God designed for us.
Peace and joy or worry and fretting? You choose.
How has trusting in God’s abundance filled you with his peace?