MIF 21:1 (Jan-Feb 1989)
“Casting all your care upon Him: for He careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
When the Lord Jesus was in a boat with the disciples and a great storm arose, they said to Him, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mark 4:38). Jesus responded by causing the wind to cease and the sea to become calm. He also rebuked the disciples for their lack of faith in His care for them.
God knows about the personal burden of each of His children and overrules in every detail of their lives to accomplish His purpose in them. He is patiently and tenderly concerned when we are anxious and afflicted. Our worry about basic temporal provisions is a sin in that it shows a lack of faith in God’s loving care. Our part is to do all in our power to meet our own temporal needs. When we consciously and conscientiously seek the Kingdom of God, He will faithfully meet our other needs (Matthew 6:25-34).
As we seek to live day by day for Christ, evidence of His concern for us is very real as new problems and needs arise to try us. His strength will always be sufficient for each day’s new trials. How needless it is to fret and worry about the future when we have His promise to never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
When we think of the great and precious promises we have been given in God’s Word, let us not show our distrust or ingratitude by worrying about tomorrow’s problems.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).