“Our Need Provider”
By Zach Wood
Matthew 6:33 (NLT)
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
Jesus talks on the Sermon on the Mount about worrying in our lives and what it does to us and what it does not do for us. It hurts us so much when we worry and it does not become a productive thing for us. So many of us are great at worrying.
We tend to seek a lot of things in our lives. We seek a good spouse. We seek a great friendship. We seek a good job. We seek to have good kids. We seek to have a nice house. The list could go on and on. We seek a lot of things. None of these things are bad in and of themselves, but when they become what we focus most on, then we’ve taken our eyes off Christ and we start to worry.
I like how this translation explains that we need to seek God above all things. It is not at all that we cannot seek to have a good life by having things, but these things and relationships cannot be what we seek the most. If we have our eyes completely on Christ to be our All in All, then He will provide all that we need in life.
When our eyes are focused on Christ, it is much easier to not worry about little things that we so often focus on that we make bigger. It is great how Jesus encourages us not to worry, but to make Him priority and He will provide everything we need. Easier said than done, but what has Jesus ever asked us to do that would be easy? His ways are not easy. They are challenging and they are intended to build our character and make us stronger.
As you continue into this new year and throughout the year, I encourage all of us to focus on Him more so that our worries become less and less. He will provide. He will give us all that we need. We desperately need to seek Him more than anything else we desire. When we do this, we will see our worries lessen because we are relying more on Him.