In today’s economy there are many factors that make us worry. One, when facing these issues may ask themselves, “What are we going to do?” With or without children, we have pressing matters of food to eat and clothes to wear; not to mention bills to pay. Life is extremely difficult when we have so much to worry about and when we try to find a solution on our own.
Take a deep breath and let it out, Friend. Yahweh knows we need these things, and His Son ,Yahshua, has given us the best advice on what to do in these specific situations! Take heart, Yahshua has been where we are and has proven without a doubt that He knows how to make it through them! Three words: Trust in Yahweh.
“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 important than food? 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 nor much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow? They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all of his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how Elohim 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? 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 on its own.” (Matthew 6:25-34)
Being a woman, and ex-shopaholic, I can admit that I still catch myself running after clothes and shoes. But the truth of the matter is that I need to heed the advice of my brothers and elders of the Bible when they say not worry about these things, and to focus on the spiritual needs and desires over the fleshly sinful ones. I believe it is best said in Romans 8:5, “Those that live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”
Romans 8:8 says it short and sweet, “Those who live by the sinful nature cannot please Elohim.” It makes sense that if we are caught up in these worldly desires and worries, we cannot focus on Yahweh which in truth is breaking the first set of commands. We are to have one master and that master is Yahweh. If we are enslaved by the desires to please our sinful natures then we cannot truthfully say that we are dedicated to pleasing the Holy Spirit of Yahweh, can we? Nor can we truthfully claim that we trust Yahweh as much as we should.
Now I am not throwing stones here. I have needed and will need a gentle reminder that I can trust in Yahweh one hundred percent in all matters. In fact, just recently I was rewarded for my patience in Yahweh. I needed two things: A pair of sunglasses and a baby playpen; I had no funds for either and I was not too concerned about it, knowing that in Yahweh’s time I would get them. Sure enough, I had gotten both free from our Heavenly Father and now I am no longer in need of either of them.
If you took a closer look at each trial and hardship that we face, it does just that, proves that we can trust in Yahweh in all things. So, Friend, it is true when we are instructed to, “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5.
Let us walk in perfect obedience and love behind our trustworthy shepherd Yahshua. We can trust that He will lead us into the promised land. HalleluYah and thank you for reading! I love you all!