Surprised I haven’t mentioned it before?
Well, okay–I’m not exactly a trust fund baby in the regular sense. My parents are certainly not rolling in piles upon piles of green ones.
But . . . I have a heavenly Father. A heavenly Father who actually owns the world and everything in it, sustains it, runs the show so to speak, is sovereign over it all, and has given me an inheritance.
“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it . . .” (Psalm 24:1)
If your daddy owned the world, wouldn’t it be kind of silly to worry about your provision and the security of your future? Really silly, in fact?
How much more in the heavenly sense.
I’m a fool to worry about the future. Because all the countries . . . all the banks . . . all the money . . . all the companies . . . all the land . . . everyone . . . God is Lord of it all. So how can I doubt his power to provide for us?
And not only is he powerful, but he is good.
“Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:9-11)
I’ve had a hard time recently balancing mothering and work. How much longer can I last at my job? has been the question echoing in my heart the past month or two. And whether it’s a passing emotional phase or the beginning of what would be a huge transition for our family, how can I question that we’ll be okay if God leads my heart to quit my job and simply trust? It would make no sense from a worldly point of view. It’s not the financially savvy decision, which would be hard for me because I’ve almost always made the financially savvy decision. But from a heavenly point of view, my efforts to be “financially savvy” pale in comparison to a God who says:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:25-33)
I don’t want to be the “you of little faith” that Jesus talks about in this passage. In this time of wondering about the future, I want to be “she of great faith.” So this post is a rallying cry to my own heart. Have faith! Take heart! I’m God’s daughter, and he’s made me an heir to everything he has, along with Jesus. So I’m trusting.