“And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” (Luke 12:29-31)
There is great comfort in these words Jesus spoke about the importance of trusting in God for our daily needs. And yet most people even most Christians still worry about worldly and personal concerns. Perhaps this is because our priorities are misaligned. Jesus tells us that as long as we trust Him, we should not worry or fret because He will supply us with everything we need. That does not mean everything we want or we think we need or are told by the media that we must have, just what we need.
Of course we may disagree with God as to what our needs are, but He always knows best. We must have faith in what He promises. If He sees to the needs of the lowliest of creatures, the ravens and lilies, indeed all flora and fauna, He will certainly not forget His faithful children.
And yet, despite God’s promises, we who have faith for righteousness through Christ still suffer doubts when faced with the practical needs and woes of everyday life, violence and divisive politics, sin being taught as goodness, and the prosperity of the wicked. As we look at such things, it is easy to worry, to forget that God is still in control. So we should face the future with hope and expectation for God has promised that all the injustices we see will be righted. All the suffering we endure will vanish. All the losses we incur will be made up in ways we can only imagine. Therefore we should always be mindful that since we have been called into God’s kingdom we must then carry out the work He has given us with gladness and peace, with the assurance that He will supply what we need.