First, the inspiration for this post.
Jesus is talking about trust. He says “take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink…” Mat.6:25
Trust is an issue with me. I’ve always had a hard time trusting others. It’s easier to just depend on myself because I know I can do it. There is a problem with that, though. Maybe I should say several problems.
Number one is the stress. When you try to do everything yourself, you burn out super fast. If you are trying to do everything yourself, you will quickly find out that you can’t. Then you will enter the stage of: Not only can you not depend on any one, you can’t even count on yourself because you are a failure. I’ve been there.
Number two is anxiety.The feelings of failure, wondering if the bills can be paid on time. Worrying that you will be stuck in this stage of life forever. Worrying that your kids will pick up on your attitude. Worrying that others look at you and see a failure.
It’s a downhill tumble. I can’t depend on any-one but myself. I’m a failure because I can’t even count on myself. Life isn’t worth living.
Jesus says, “Come unto me, all ye who are heavy laden and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” Mat 11:28, 30 Isn’t that what we all want? Rest? Rest from our burden of trying to do it all, rest from trying to be super mom/super wife?
He calls us to “cast all our care on him because he care for us”. He is the good shepherd that cares for his sheep. Can we not trust the God who sees every sparrow fall to care for us?
Therefore take no thought saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? ….For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness: and all of these things shall be added unto you. Mat. 6:31-33
What I feel the Lord is trying to teach me is trust. To trust and rely on him alone. Everyone else may fail me, but he will always be there to catch me when I fall. Praise the Lord for his goodness towards his children!