Caring for His Followers

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series.

Two Christians on break having lunch in a food court

Aaron: If the shop closes, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m barely making ends meet as it is and Kim is growing out of her clothes faster than you can believe.

Bailey: I know things are hard, but God won’t turn his back on you. In the Gospels God promises that he will always feed and clothe his believers.*

Aaron: That’s hard to believe sometimes. If it were true, I’d just quit my job and go look for a better one.

Bailey: God will always help you, but you’ve got to do your part. You can’t just sit back and expect God to do it all. You need to keep working as hard as you can and keep your faith strong. God will see you through.

Aaron: It’s hard to keep going when I spend so much time worrying. I can hardly sleep.

Bailey: Worry is a sign of lack of faith. If you truly trusted God, you could put your worry aside.

Aaron: Do you mean that if I worry too much it means I don’t have enough faith for God to promise to take care of me?

Bailey: Don’t even think about that. Just stop worrying and have faith. Everything will be fine.

*Matthew 6:31–32, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.”


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Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:15 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Conversations

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