February 4: God is Responsible for You

Matthew 6:26

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor
gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than
they?”

Psalms 145:15-16.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Today’s opening verse tells us that God is responsible for us, and not we for ourselves. It tells us that the birds of the air do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet our heavenly Father feeds them. Evidently, He is not the Father of birds; He is their Creator. Also, we are much better, incomparably more valuable than birds; yet God feeds them. Will He not feed us even much more, we who are His very own children, who are more valuable than birds, and who are the apple of His eye. The moment you understand that God is responsible for you, your worries will disappear. You will cease from your own struggles of trying hard to sort yourself. You will trust Him absolutely to take care of you.

There are many who think that they are responsible for their upkeep, and so they work and work till they break down and lose the valuable relationships in their lives. But the Word of God shows us that we are not responsible for our upkeep; God is. You see, the principle of work stems from the principle of love which seeks to add value to others. In other words, we work because that is the way God has designed for us to add value to others and for others to add value to us. Work is not meant to be a way to hustle and bustle to make ends meet. Jesus told us in Matthew 6 that it is the responsibility of our heavenly Father to take care of us. He showed us that our heavenly Father feeds the birds of the air, and clothes the flowers of the field. If our Father takes care of birds and flowers, how much more will He take care of us His own children? Psalms 145:15-16 says, “The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.” It shows us that God is the One who satisfies the desire of every living thing. 1 Timothy 6:17 also shows us that God is the One that gives us continually all things richly to enjoy. Welcome to rest! You will not struggle anymore in
Jesus’ Name!

MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION)

I declare in the Name of Jesus, that God is my Source and Sustainer; He is responsible for my upkeep and well-being. Therefore, I refuse to be anxious; rather, I cast my cares upon the Lord because I know that He cares for me

Further Meditation:

Acts 17:24-25; James 1:17