Things have gotten pretty scary for some people these days. Fear and anxiety runs rampant in the lives of many as we worry, and deal with massive amounts of pressure and stress, as we wonder how we will meet life’s obligations. Here is a good reminder that we have a God who is more thoughtful and concerned about our care and sustainment than we ever even realize or understand.
He waters the earth and causes it to be fruitful for everyone, whether he is acknowledged or not.
Every meal we eat is an expression of his sovereign care. Sometimes we pray and give thanks; more often we just eat and assume that the grocery store will have what we need for tomorrow.
He heals us day after day. Some researchers believe that cancer is always present in our bodies, but God sustains our bodies in a way that wards off its advances.
How many times have you had colds, infections, food poisoning, and a host of other physical maladies that you no longer have?
He protects us, without us knowing or asking, while traveling on an interstate when everyone around us is engrossed in their cell phone conversations.
How many times has the Good Shepherd fought wild beasts to keep us safe while we peacefully grazed, unaware of his heroic care?
Ed Welch, Running Scared.