IN GOD WE TRUST?
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
When my daughter was in the fourth grade, she went to school without her lunch. She immediately called me to let me know she had forgotten her lunch and needed me to bring it to her. I knew her lunch period did not start until noon. So, at 11:55 a.m., I arrived at her school with lunch in hand.
When she entered the cafeteria, she was a little upset with me. She said, "Dad, why didn't you bring my lunch earlier? I was worrying all morning that you had forgotten." I said, "When is your lunch period?" She said "12:00." I said, "What time is it?" She said, "12:00." I said, "Great, here is your lunch, right on time."
YOU AND I DO THE SAME
What my daughter did to me is just what we do to God. We call on Him in prayer with our needs, and then we worry all day long because He has not yet delivered. We need to remember that God is an on-time God. He gives us what we need when we need it.
To me, it made no sense to bring the lunch early. My daughter had no use for it early. It made perfect sense to bring it to her precisely at the time she needed it. She needed to just trust the fact that her Dad was faithful and had promised to deliver her lunch to her on time.
God has promised to meet all of our needs IF we will simply trust Him. When we worry and fret about tomorrow's needs, we tell God by our actions that we do not believe He is going to keep His promises. Listen, if God is true to His Word (and He is!), we can rest in the fact that "what He has promised, He is also able to perform" (Rom. 4:21).
What are you worried about today? Something you don't even need just yet? Is it 10:00 a.m. in your life, and you are worried and bothered that the lunch you need at noon has not been delivered yet? Trust God!! Keep looking to Him. As Solomon said, "Not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He promised" (1 Kings 8:56). You can count on the Lord. He will deliver on time to those who simply believe Him and rest in His Word.
Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries
Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to www.fromhisheart.org for more information.
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