A 40-Day Faith Challenge
Jesus tells us in Matthew 17:20, that faith the size of a tiny mustard seed is powerful. So, let's plant those seeds and reap the harvest.
The Seed: God's Word
Cleansing Rain: A Reflection on God's Word
Let’s begin today’s reflection with a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Sorrow looks back.
Worry looks around.
Faith looks up.
Jesus has a few words about worrying himself. He tells us not to worry about our lives; the clothes, the food, or our bodies because God provides just as He does for the birds and flowers (even more so). He states that worrying doesn’t add a single hour to your day (Matthew 6: 25-34).
So, if we can’t worry, what are we supposed to do? Jesus tells us to seek God’s kingdom and righteousness above all things because our needs will be met by Him.
But what about my troubles you ask? In today’s verse, we are reminded to cast our worries onto God. God is pretty adamant about this don’t worry thing. He tells us 365 times in the Bible “Do not fear” or “Do not be afraid.” It seems impossible until you try it. Instead of stewing over your troubles, take them to God in prayer. Let His peace wash over you and guard your heart and mind. With all your focus on God, fears shrink, troubles fade, and life begins.
Taking Root: Questions to Help You Dig Deeper
SonShine: Shining the Light of Jesus
Daily Sprinkle: A Prayer to Say Throughout the Day
If you're looking for a verse to cling to, my comfort verse is Romans 8:28: "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." The Psalms are another great place to look or simply google "comfort verses." The Bible is full of reassurance that God is with you in the storm.
God is good!