I was a little sad and worried about something this evening and David was at work, so I took Zoe for a walk in her stroller and called five people in quick succession.
None of them answered. (Well, my sister did, but she was on her way into a job interview. Good luck, sis!)
I came home dejected and wondering who I could talk to about my problem.
And then, I felt a little nudge: Um, hey. It’s God. I’m here. Have been for a while now. I have better advice than your friends and care even more. Just let me know when you want to talk. I’ll be here all night…
Duh! I was so annoyed that I hadn’t thought of this earlier. So God and I had a talk and I felt my sadness and anxiety being lifted and carried by Someone stronger than me.
And then He had my friend Jess call me anyway and give me support and encouragement and accountability.
And then He pointed me to these words:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes?
See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
He knows what I need, and He can figure out what that is before I can even articulate it. Seeking HIM and HIS kingdom first is the fastest route to peace, contentment, and right decision-making.
So noted, God. So noted.