He Cares For Your Every Need

Devotionals / Sunday, April 8th, 2018

 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”  Matthew 6:25-26

I have been really sick this week (with strep supposedly) and after four days of being completely out of commission, I am OVER it.

But this morning, I woke up drenched, with my throat roaring and my ears pounding. Again. Feeling defeated, I shuffled to the kitchen to make some tea but suddenly felt super nauseated.

What’s so obnoxious about the nausea is that it stems from not having eaten much. But between my throat and nausea, I don’t have much of an appetite. I knew at that moment though, that if I didn’t eat *something* I was going to be sick.

So, I opened my fridge and looked at what we had. Nothing sounded good. In a fit of rage and self-pity, I started to cry. Without even really thinking, I prayed, “God, could you just tell me what to eat?”

And I kid you not, He responded, “Try some yogurt”. You may think that’s nuts, but in my heart, that’s what I heard. So I grabbed a yogurt and started eating it and y’all- it was exactly what I needed! It was cold, and soothing on my throat, it wasn’t too sweet but not bland, and it settled my stomach for a bit.

I share all this to say, God isn’t kidding when He says He cares about our every need. He doesn’t just want to help you discern your calling or who you should marry. He wants to help you figure out breakfast! He cares so much about you- everything about you. You can ask Him for direction for anything, friend. He would love nothing more than to show you the way. He’s a loving Father. That’s what He does!

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