31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Genesis 1:31 (NASB)
34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matt 6:34 (NASB)
You are valued. You are wanted. You are desired today, tomorrow, the day after every day, and all day. It is hard for us to grasp the idea of an entity outside time, the first and the last, the beginning and the ending, the Alpha and the Omega. Such a being outside time can view any point of time from its very founding to the last second of all existence. Such a being is God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit; the Triune God, three distinct persons residing in one presence. Such a being says many things, but two things He has said are these. First, that he looked upon all that he had made and declared it ‘…very good.’ Two, he declared to us not to worry about tomorrow implying that he would take care of us when tomorrow becomes today.
The passage from Matthew comes from a well know set of scripture beginning at verse 25. This passage refers to birds who toil not yet are fed and flowers who sow not and yet are clothed. In both cases they eat well and are in fine raiment without having done anything to deserve or earn any of it. You are trying. You want to know God more but find things you see as obstacles in your path. Perhaps these obstacles are not really hindrances at all, but rather have been misidentified as such. Maybe these things you come into contact with in your walk are tools to be used to grow instead of things slowing you down. Try looking at those things you think are obstacles in a different light, with a different approach. Maybe if you try to figure out what those things in your path need today you’ll see a new way to approach the things you need today.
God wants you to have the things you need, not just today but every day. He also wants his other children to have what they need each day. God has seen his creation and that it is ‘…very good’ and he’s said not to worry because he plans to provide what you need, not because you’ve earned it, but because he thinks You Are Worthy.
Questions for further Reflection
- What worries do you carry around with you each day?
- How can you better ‘give up’ those worries to God?
- What is the difference between planning and worrying?
This devotional relates to the scripture used in the book You Are Worthy by Mark Malcolm, coming to Kindle soon. To be kept up to date on the release of this, and other writings from The Cavalier, join us on Facebook HERE or follow us on Twitter @FirstChevalier