29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
Don’t worry, and more importantly, don’t anxiously pursue the things of this world, even necessary things. God will provide as He always has, always will. “If we [crave] the beauty of holiness, we shall not crave the luxuries of life…. Christ is our Master, and we are His servants; not only working servants, but waiting servants.” (Matthew Henry Concise Commentary) …Relax, don’t be so worried about getting that you can’t respond to God’s giving. (loosely from The Message)
Faith is partly the belief that God will give us better than we can get ourselves, even when it doesn’t seem like He’s noticing our struggles. He wants us to serve in everything we do, and that means getting off our behinds and moving, yet waiting on Him and letting Him use us, not trying to do His work for Him.
Who reading this has died of starvation? Who reading this has thrown 10%, 20%, 30% of their food bill to feeding those that are starving?
Do not worry but seek His kingdom. Do not worry and trust in Him, even when things aren’t going your way. Lean into Him, and you’ll find things aren’t going your way because they are going His way. Find joy and peace there.