"6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:6-7
"Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." Mark 10:15
With so many cares in the world, you would think we would pray more often for His provisions. Elders on social security are getting less and less; medicare doesn't cover even basic needs; government healthcare was rolled out with tons of problems; the price of gas, food, and basic clothing is sometimes not affordable to the hardest working people, either here or around the world.
Many godly, wonderful people are attempting to solve these issues for their fellow human beings. Many more people have taken the problems into their own hands and have forgotten to include God. It is pride that says, “I know better than God, I can solve these problems on my own.” Just because our problems are not solved as fast as we would like it to be solved does not give us the right to solve them on our own. While we probably won’t open the front door and find boxes of food or a stash of money, the Lord may strengthen us to get a second job, provide extra help from unexpected sources, or provide for a miracle.
How do we know if we are trusting the Lord to take care of all our needs? Observe a toddler. What can the toddler do to get food? Nothing; they must wait to be fed from their parents. How can they change their diaper or get new clothes for the day? They must wait for their parents to take care of them. Jesus said something similar about how we must come to Him. You must come to God as a little child (Mark 10:15).
In the eyes of God, are you a little child?
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