Updated: Jan 16
As He spoke about earthly needs and treasures, Jesus said, “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things” (Matthew 6:30). Focus your attention on the last phrase in this verse:
Do not worry then…for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
…your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
…your heavenly Father knows…
As we move through the unpleasant events of 2020 it is a pleasant thought that we have a heavenly Father who knows. He sees us. He hears us. And, according to Jesus, He cares for us. He is caring for you.
There is not a single moment when God has stopped caring for you. You are important to Him, and He wants to be important to you. If you will “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,” He will add to you everything you need to live a meaningful life on earth. More than that, He will give you eternal life where only peace, joy, and love will exist forever.
No more inequality.
No more injustice.
No more evil.
No more sin.
If you seek God through the Scriptures, you will find Him, and He will provide for you everything you need. He will bring to you peace that cannot be stolen (Philippians 4:7). In the end, when He welcomes you into His presence forever, He will wipe away every tear from your eyes (Revelation 21:4).
While you live through 2020, look around at every terrible thing and remember that God’s promises do not fail, as have our expectations for this year. Earthly life can be unpredictable, but God brings order and peace to everything He touches (1 Corinthians 14:33). Let Him bring order and peace to your life. Seek Him in the Scriptures, and follow His ways.