All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. (Ps. 104:27)
When my dog is hungry, he looks for one of his humans. He knows that they have access to food and are the ones who feed him. He trusts that they can and will provide for him.
If you asked, I would definitely tell you that I trust God and know he provides for me. But when I feel alone or am uncertain about the future, where do I turn? Do I unfalteringly go looking for God and trust fully that his provision is enough for every area of my life? The answer to this is often no.
How much we trust God’s provision will be most obvious in what direction we run when we feel threatened or scared or in need. If at the end of a bad day I look to people, media, food, or anything besides God to make it all better, I will be disappointed. If my response to an uncertain future, an uncertain GPA, or an uncertain financial situation is to frantically scramble and figure out how to fix the problem, my trust is in my own abilities instead of in God’s faithfulness.
In a world of complications, trust is a simple thing. Trust means knowing that you can rely on someone or something. Your trust is in the things that you lean on when you’re unsteady and run to when you’re sad.
Trust God’s provision in every area of your life.
Grace Aukerman is a third-year Kingswood University student from Albania who loves coffee and her dog.
© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.