Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? -Matthew 6:26
This week our family is stepping out into new territory. A huge project is underway. And I’m nervous. No, if I let myself admit it, I am scared.
I am scared we won’t be able to pay for it.
I am scared somehow we will fail – that I will be a failure.
I’m scared we will be poor because of it.
But my husband is so sure that God is calling us to do this big thing and that He will provide. We do not know how, when, where, or even who will assist God in this provision, but I see the peace on my husband’s face and I know he trusts God in this. In fact he has always trusted God more than I have to care for us.
I have always assumed I had to watch out for myself.
But if God is the heavenly Father Jesus preaches, the one who gives good gifts to his children and who provides for their every need, then why should I fear?
Aren’t you more valuable than they are?
Can I – dare I believe it?
Have I put a dollar sign on my value and believed we will not ever have more than that?
God knows what we need. He knows the desires of our hearts. He sees it all.
And He is a Lavish God who gives good gifts.
So I take Matthew 6 to heart, trusting that as God cares for the birds, He will also care for me.
Because He loves me. And I am worth it.
What do you think you are worth? Can you believe you are worth far more than you can even fathom?