Monday, March 21, 2011

Crying Over Spilled Bleach

Life is full of disappointments...

Splashing bleach on the sleeve of the only well-fitting brown shirt in the closet.

Writing freelance articles every day for a week and not getting paid.

The impossibly slow fulfillment of ministry dreams.

Children who are typically well-behaved having the week from Hades.

The bonus that is way, way, way less than expected.

So what's a girl to do when life's disappointments seem to pile up so high she can't see over them?

The only thing she can do...Trust.

Trust in the promises given by her Daddy. His assurances that He will provide for her every need. Yes, even clothes.

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life —whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 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? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

~ Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT)

Have you had some disappointments lately? What does this Word from God say to your heart about those let downs?


  1. I needed this post today. Thank you.

  2. I heard Charles Prince give out the same verse last week....
    Thanks for sharing is always a great reminder

    Blessings to you


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