An old colleague of mine recently had a contract finish up. She had worked faithfully for many years but the company were taking a different direction and so concluded her contract. She was gracious and humble although saddened to be leaving.
I happened to bump into her a short time ago at a local shopping centre. While I was wanting to be delicate as to how she was going, she didn’t hesitate to jump straight in to update me on her news. While one of her contracts had finished up she also worked for another organisation. They had recently advertised for a position that was a little greater than her current role but she thought she would apply anyway.
She was so excited to tell me that she had just, that morning, received a phone call informing her that she had got the new role. She now had an official title and her new pay was an increase that covered exactly what she had lost through the other contract finishing up.
I was so happy for her. All I could think of was, “God provides.”
We don’t always know what the future will hold and we don’t always know in which ways God will move, but time after time we hear stories of how God has provided for His faithful followers.
“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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 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—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:25-34)
Lord, You are Jehovah Jireh, our Provider. Thank you for honouring our faithfulness to you. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.