What’s Good For Me May Not Feel Good To Me
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
(Romans 8:28 NIV)
A LOT is going on right now: from COVID-19 to mass shootings and everything in between. Not to mention things are at an all-time high when it comes to costs, yet minimum wage has changed in over a decade. As a result, depression and suicide are running rampant. In such difficult times, what do you do? How do you cope?
The answer is simple: Trust God.
In Luke 12:22-31, Christ teaches the disciples a lesson about trust. He starts by telling them not to worry. “Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear.” (Luke 12:22 NLT) Jesus reiterates His point by telling them that worrying is a waste of time and will not add any time to your life (Luke 12:25).
The Messiah then gives examples of the birds and the flowers that don’t worry about food nor clothes and yet God still provides for them. He reassures the disciples with the following: “And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.” (Luke 12:28, 30-31 NLT)
In spite of all that may be going on around you, God will provide you with whatever you need. He knows your needs and cares for you. You just have to trust that He can and He will!