"No one can serve two masters,
for either he will hate the one
and love the other;
or else he will be devoted to one
and despise the other.
You can't serve both God and Mammon.
Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life:
what you will eat, or what you will drink;
nor yet for your body, what you will wear.
Isn't life more than food, and the body
more than clothing?
See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow,
neither do they reap, nor gather into barns.
Your heavenly Father feeds them.
Aren't you of much more value than they?" MATT. 6:24-26
Are you simply trusting God? Or do you prefer to take the burden of the world upon your shoulders? Your difficulties only look bigger than God because you are too close to them. The closer you get to God, the smaller your difficulties will become. He loves you with an everlasting love that is unshakable. His love fills every crevice in your heart. He knows what you need before you even ask. He is watching out for you, constantly covering your back when you need it the most. Can you recall a time when God took you through a season of famine providing for you, filling all the needs of your unique situation? His love covers you and will not leave you lacking. You are so precious in God's eyes! How could he not protect something he cherishes so?
Heavenly Father, let me focus on you and not the problem. Open my eyes to see the lifeline you send when I am in the pit of depression and I see no way out. Feed me when I am hungry. When I am satisfied by your supply may I never credit myself for what only you could do. I give you the glory for your loving provision. Thank you! Praise you! I put you first in my life.
"Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 'I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At evening you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread: and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God.'" ~ "It happened at evening that quail came up and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay around the camp. When the dew that lay had gone, behold, on the surface of the wilderness was a small round thing, small as the frost on the ground. When the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, 'What is it?' For they didn't know what it was. Moses said to them, 'It is the bread which Yahweh has given you to eat.' This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded: 'Gather of it everyone according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, you shall take it, every man for those who are in his tent.' The children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less. When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack. They gathered every man according to his eating." ~ "But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, 'It is enough. Now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.' He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, 'Arise and eat!' He looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on the coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again. The angel of Yahweh came again the second time, and touched him, and said, 'Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.'" ~ "But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction." ~ "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed. For let that man not think that he will receive anything from the Lord. He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position; and the rich, in that he is made humble, because like the flower in the grass, he will pass away. For the sun arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in his pursuits."
Exodus 16:11-18; 1 Kings 19:4-7; 1 Timothy 6:6-9; James 1:5-11