Beyond Worry: Trusting God’s Sustaining Love and Provision

Published on Feb 13, 2024
Category: Behold!

Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Matthew 6:30

God’s sustaining Love

Our heavenly Father loves and values us. 

Having just taught His disciples to pray, Jesus now continues teaching on various daily life topics. He now presents the argument against worry, by citing the grass and the birds. The grass of the field, which God clothes, and the birds of the air, for whom God provides. If God provides even for these, how much more will He take care of man, O you of little faith?

Worry reflects a lack of faith.

Little faith is not a little fault; for it greatly wrongs the Lord, and sadly grieves the fretful mind. To think the Lord who clothes the lilies will leave his own children naked is shameful. O little faith, learn better manners!” (Spurgeon). Often, worry is rooted in a low understanding of one’s value before God. Recognize that a God who even cares for the grass of the field will undoubtedly care for you. Our confidence is in the power and care of a loving heavenly Father.

Take a moment to pause and think about the things that worry you today. What practical steps can you take to release your anxieties and actively trust God’s love and care? How can you align your perspective with the confidence that God is intimately involved in every aspect of our lives?

As we reflect on Matthew 6:30, let the vast love and care of our heavenly Father for us be a reminder that our worries and anxieties pale in comparison. May our trust, be reflected in our actions, and let the faith we profess stand as a testament to the enduring truth that our good good Father deeply values and cherishes us.

Prayer

Gracious Father, help me release my worries to you and live in the confidence of your love and provision for me.

Author

Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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