If you have an account with God that is divinely invested on a daily basis, is there ever an cause to worry at all?
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I wrote a check yesterday on account for $55.50. That isn’t a lot of money, but compared to days gone by, it’s sizeable. I remember back in the late 1950s when my Dad changed jobs. My parents were sitting at the kitchen table talking about what the job change would mean. They both agreed that the biggest change would be that now he would be earning a net $50 every week. A nice increase for them. Back then our family was a typical, middle-class family of modest means, so $55.50 was a lot of money in 1959. If my Dad had written a check for that amount on account, he probably would have given it a great deal of thought before posting it, since the amount exceeded what he earned in a week. Nonetheless, I posted that check yesterday without a second thought. I keep a balance in my checking account of several hundred dollars, so I know that I am good for the $55.50. I was certainly not going to fret about a 20% or 30% draw on the account.
Do you worry about how you are going to live today? How about tomorrow, next week or next year? If you have an account with God that is divinely invested on a daily basis, is there ever an cause to worry at all?
Here’s a story: A little boy was walking in an orchard with his father when he looked up and spied a Robin’s next in the crook of an apple tree! There were little chicks in the nest begging for food with mouths wide open. He and his father stopped to watch as the Robins took turns flying to and from the nest with worms and bugs to feed their hungry family. After a few minutes the little boy tugged at his father’s hand in an effort to pull his father’s ear closer to him. In a whisper so as not to disturb the Robins he quietly asked, “Daddy, where do they get all that food? Does God give them the worms and the bugs?” “Yes son.” his father replied, kneeling down next to him. “Then why do they have to work so hard Daddy?” The little boy responded. “Son,” his father smiled and said. “God gives every bird the food, but he doesn’t throw it in the nest. It’s the Robins’ job to find it and bring it home.” (©This Passing Day: 2017.)
Matthew 6:25 promises this: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” God promises that he will provide. Like that family of Robins, the provision as part of the promise is guaranteed to the account owner. If we are willing to seek the provision it is promised to be there. It’s like my checking account, yet even more assured. As I am not concerned about writing a check on account for 20% or 30% of the account since I know full well the account is sufficient to sustain the check, our provisional account with God is similarly assured. In fact, since God is the depositor, we need not even be concerned for the size of the draw since God has promised that we need not worry about it. God has never promised sustaining without our willingness to search it out. As he doesn’t throw worms and bugs into the Robins’ nest, he isn’t inclined to plop his provision on us unless we are willing to seek these through our labor. If we worry, however, we are calling into question God’s promise. There is no awe in this, only regret.
We pray. We worry often and know in our hearts that worry is not only bad for us physically but denies your promise to us that we need never worry because you’ve got this Lord. Sometimes today, tomorrow and next week scares us because we feel we have little or no control over what might happen to us. Forgive us Lord when we worry about things that you have in control and we forget that you don’t need our help, only our willingness to work hard and believe. Thank you Lord for guaranteeing our provisional account with you. Make us better believers. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matt 6:34)
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