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? So don’t worry about these things, saying, “What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?” These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
—Matthew 6:30-33 (NLT)
The Lord knows your needs! When He died for your sins, you received the riches of His new nature. His nature isn't partially yours. It is a finished work. In your spirit, you received all the resources of your Heavenly Father. Understanding this truth is hard for the human mind to grasp. But when you are transformed by consistently putting on your new nature, the way you think changes. As you draw closer to Him, your perception changes. You believe that He takes care of you beyond what your natural mind can imagine. You exercise faith.
Worry dominates the lives of those who don’t believe Jesus will take care of them. Your identity in Jesus gives you security, but if you don’t know what that security means, worry, and fear dominate your thoughts. Above everything in your life, put Jesus first. Praise Him no matter what. Learn His Truth. Apply it to your life. Determine to look beyond what you see and hear in the natural, and trust the promises of God. Allow the Holy Spirit to transform your mind until striving gives way to peace.
When you believe in something, you are convinced beyond any doubt that it is true. If you believe God doesn’t provide, then doubt and fear determine your focus. But when you focus your mind on God and not your circumstance, you begin to understand more of who you are in Jesus and what He has given you. You believe His promises are true—that He will never leave you or forsake you. Problems may whirl beyond comprehension, but you remain secure in your identity in Christ. You believe that He is the only faithful constant in your life.
Jesus lived simply, yet at the Cross, He imparted the wealth of the Kingdom of God to you. Faith is as simple but as rich as that fact. Have faith that He supplies whatever you need. Believe, and live in His peace.
© 2019 Lynn Lacher