Friday, July 27, 2012
Then 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. Luke 12:22
In a time where there is great uncertainty in the job market, the world financial markets and every other market on earth. May are founding themselves stress about this or that. How they will pay the bills with the cost of everything going up from milk to gas?
The stress is even in the Christian community, a community of faith, where we serve the God who is able to make the impossible possible. We must remember the same God who fed the Israelites for 40 years in the wilderness is no respecter of person, if He did it for them, He will do it for you. Who kept them so much that the Word tells us, their clothes did not wear out.
Jesus on the matter of worrying asked this question, “Who of you by worrying can as a single hour to his life?” The answer is simple not one of us can add a day to our lives. Worrying can actually shorten your life and kill your faith. 1 Peter 5:7 says, Cast ALL your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. Peter goes on to say, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith.”
And since we know Jesus is the life, in which, we as Christians gain our strength. We should not worry about the things the world concerns themselves about. Our Heavenly Father, has promised to provide each one of our needs; the need for shelter, food, good health and employment. He knows that which we have needed of.
I know many may say it is easy for her to write this, it sounds good! I do not write about things I have no clue about. I know what it is to be kept by Jesus in these rough days. I have been unemployed for three years and it is not because I have not tried. But each day I look to the hills and I know my strength is coming from the LORD to endure this season.
I have made up in my mind to trust in Him! For in Numbers 23:19-20, it states, “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot change it.”
My friends God has given a command to bless us because we are His children. He promised to prosper the plans He has made for us. If we look over God’s track record concerning His children, we should be assured, strengthen and encouraged! Whenever the Israelites were in trouble or danger, God brought them out. In Exodus 3:7, “The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave masters (problems) and I am concerned about their suffering. So, I have come down to rescue them!”
The LORD is coming to your rescue! Peter said of the LORD concerning suffering, “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
So, do not worry today about how the bills are going to get paid! Do not worry about what the doctor said! Do not worry about your children, or anything else! Chose to live by faith! “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
You can make it because you are blessed by God…walk in it!