Look at the birds of the air . . . consider the lilies of the field . . . Matthew 6:26, 28
We have a hole in our floor. For that matter, we have a hole in the side of our house…our house which we just re-sided a little over a year ago. Not to mention the floor we laid four years ago.
And this spring, I walked downstairs to find a puddle in the living room floor. I looked up. Plop. A drip right between the eyes. The roof had leaked.
My point? Life happens. It’s always something new on the horizon that breaks, falls, or leaks and we’re left to figure out how to fix it. Or in regular terms…we worry.
The insurance adjuster eyeballed our damage and I knew by his over expressive stories we’d be lucky if they offered us a dime. I zoned out for an instant… wondered how we’d fix this mess. i.e. – I worried.
Imagine Jesus walking along the side of the mountain, squatting to pick a flower, twirling it between His fingers and trying His best to explain that life happens yet God takes care of everything. Birds don’t fight over a freshly filled feeder…instead, they eat without a care. And despite the dry weather, our flowers bloom. Imagine that.
It’s amazing one God can be so omnipresent that He sees every need. How does He do it? Yet He does. Our world has seen numerous disasters but one thing is for sure…worry never solved the problem. God works through our “get in there and get’er fixed” attitude and good rises from the ashes. It’s hard to see any good in drought or massive fires burning millions of acres. Still, God sees the hope beneath the ravaged mess and a flower sprouts, a child finds a home, a spring of water erupts. Good comes from the ashes.
The next day, I called Ron, the contractor who rebuilt our stairs. He immediately came by with one of his construction guys and the two of them dug into the mess. They worked relentlessly to repair the mess. “If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, we can save you some money too.” And we did. Ron dropped what he was doing to come help us.
My worry changed nothing. God knew our need, knew our ability and means, and sent us the right person to meet the need.
He proves over and over, there is no need to worry.
It’s hard not to worry. The birds don’t. The flowers don’t. Why should we? God has our back. There’s not a reason in the world to worry…now is there?
Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles are friends and cofounders of ChristianDevotions.us. They cowrite the popular He Said, She Said devotions and host Blog Talk Radio’s Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! along with Scott McCausey. Eddie and Cindy travel and speak at conferences across the country and they are available to speak at your church or conference. Contact them at email@example.com.
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