Luke 12:24-31 (NKJV) “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things”
There are so many promises in the Word of the loving care and provision of the Lord for His children………from the weakest to the strongest………God does not “play favorites!”
I deliberately used the picture of this African Duiker as it is an illustration of God’s involvement in ALL of creation! Each colour, each striking marking right down to the delicate legs are ordered by the Hand of the Master Creator.
Now let me ask you – if God, with a mere wave of His Hand created the vast Universe, yet at the same time paints the beautiful markings on this little Duiker, how much MORE will He care for us, His children?
Those who trust in the Lord are made RICH by faith. They know that they are not forgotten by God; and though it may seem that they are overlooked in His providential distribution of earthly riches and good things, they look for a time when all this shall be made right.
Consider Jesus’s parable of the beggar Lazarus, even though he spent his life in abject poverty, being carried daily by friends to beg among the dogs at the rich man’s gate, he was not forgotten by God and received the recompense of his faith in resting in Abraham’s bosom for eternity; yet the rich man who scorned the beggar, spent eternity in torment, begging for deliverance.
The godly trusting child whether poor or rich can have great expectations in the journey of this life.
The godly child trusts the Lord by faith, to provide them with all things necessary for this life and righteousness.
They trust with the eye of faith that all things will work for their good according to the scriptures.
They trust and cling to the blessed hope of the soon return of the Lord to catch His children away.
They rejoice in the knowledge that they too shall share in His glory when the eternal ages roll.
These expectations of faith cannot perish…………For………they are laid up in Christ Jesus, who lives forever; and because He lives, His beloved children will also live!
The trusting saint sings many a song which the rich sinner cannot understand!
Oh, my dear readers, do not weary in this journey of life, which is littered with trouble, heart-ache and pain, but LOOK UP AND REJOICE; for the day is soon coming when God will wipe away every tear, there will be no more sickness, and there will be no more death. We shall gather at His right Hand where there will be pleasures forevermore!
Psalm 16:11 (NKJV) “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”