1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for God cares for you.”
I have at times wondered why a small thing has such a big shadow. The same is true of us when small things happen. God has given each of us a creative imagination, but we should not misuse the creativity by making ourselves miserable. When we feel fear rising in our mind, we can help ourselves by remembering not to worry.
Worry is not a command from God, and He must be our director in any situation. Proverbs 12:25 tells us that heaviness in the heart of men makes it stoop, but a good word makes it glad. Alright! We know by this that we can regain good posture of the heart. Matthew 6:25-34 reminds us not to worry about our lives, food, drink, or what we will wear. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes. The birds don’t work or store their supplies, but God feeds them. We are much more valuable than they. We cannot add a single hour to our lives. Worry is pointless, especially about clothes. Just look how the flowers of the field grow. They don’t labor or spin. Then there is Solomon in all his splendor who was not dressed elaborately like one of these. If God clothes the grass of the field, which gets cut and thrown into the fire, he will clothe us much more. We must not be of little faith, by speaking to situations negatively.
Our needs are small things for God. Who will join with me in a campaign to speak and think like Christians of strong faith? The pagans run after carnal things, and God knows the things we need, but his command is for us to seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. And all these things will be given to us as well: so don’t worry about tomorrow, since it will take care of itself. Each day has troubles of its own. Ignore the great shadows upon small things.
Now let us settle down with a heavenly perspective! We can start an age of faith in our hearts, minds, and vocabulary. When Paul wrote to Corinth, he compared this world’s wisdom and knowledge of God, and made a sensible statement “we have the mind of Christ.” To have the mind of Christ means having Christ’s point of view, his values, his words, and promises to live by; even His ambitions and desires and appreciations. With His mind, we can think His thoughts as opposed to carnal, faithless thoughts.
Living by faith means having our heart set on more than what we can see. We may glimpse what God is offering, the things we see are small, limiting and temporary. Let us “Lay up treasure for ourselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that we may take hold of the life that is truly life.” 1Tim.6:19 (NIV)