Faith Can Lead Feelings:
Little Faith, Much Feeling – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:25-34
Key Verse: Matthew 6:30
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, O you of little faith?
Look again at Jesus’ words in our scripture for today. He is telling us to stop living like orphans. We have a wonderful heavenly Father who knows and cares about our needs. When we worry we allow feelings to block the joy of living. Let’s put it in human terms. Suppose you found out that a favorite relative just won the Reader’s Digest sweepstakes. They contact you and assure you that they want you to share in the blessing of this event. Rather than giving you a large amount, they simply assure you that whatever needs come up, they will take of it for you! How would you face your tomorrows? The answer to that question depends on how much you trust that relative. If they have a history of saying one things and doing another, you probably don’t feel a lot of comfort. You probably will continue to worry about your future needs!
Throughout this day, you and I will choose the level of joy and peace we experience. It will all be based on the level of our faith in the words we read in Matthew chapter six. Does the Bible exaggerate? Do we believe our Father in heaven sees and cares about every detail of our life? Do we feel confident that all negative experiences will be worked together to form the good that God has planned for us? When you honestly answer these questions, you can determine what level of joyful feelings you will enjoy today! Remember: Little faith, much feeling!
Father, I want my life to be characterized as much faith and little negative feelings! Remind me often today of your promises to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.