When Noah and his family emerged from the Ark, God made a wonderful promise to them and to all who would follow them. He said:
“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.” (Genesis 8:22)
How often aren’t we tempted to worry about paying bills or providing for the needs of our family in the future? Problems always seem to loom large.
But God’s beautiful promise about the fact that his creation would continue to function and that he would provide for us is the answer to our fears. God provides for his children (in fact, he graciously provides for unbelievers too!). “Give us this day our daily bread” is answered as God graciously provides for all our daily needs.
Rather than be afraid of what we don’t have (or don’t think we will have at the right time), be thankful for what we do have! God has a proven track record of doing what is best for his people. He won’t blow his perfect record in your life. So trust his ways and be thankful for his love.
And if the promise to you that was spoken to Noah isn’t enough, you need only look to Jesus, your Savior. His death and resurrection are the greatest acts of love in the history of the world. Paul writes in Romans, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (8:32). Jesus’ love is proof that God will care for you. As Paul rhetorically asks, How could he save us only to abandon us?
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