“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” (Matthew 6:28-30)
It’s challenging not to “take thought” of what we have need of. What we need is in our face every single day: food, shelter, transportation, paying our bills, providing an education for our children, health care, and the list goes on and on!
It’s true I’ve never heard a complaining blade of grass, or a bird singing, “God has forgotten me.” We must remind ourselves God provides, and we can believe Him for miracles of finances and open doors for our ministry. The Word tells us how much more God is going to take care of us. And Jesus, added pointedly, “O you of little faith!” Thank God He is patient and we have something powerful to work with: the Word of God. We have that “measure of faith” God has given to us that we can build upon. (Romans 12:3)
So, let’s take what we have and think sensibly, “as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one of us.” Work with it line by line, precept upon precept, until we see an abundance of fruit on our tree of life! Let’s believe provision is provided for every area of need, our God is able and willing! (Philippians 4:19)