Hurricane Harvey And Matthew 6:25-34
Yesterday was a great day! If you’re breathing, everyday is a great day. I was able to worship with the saints in Mauriceville Texas. They have been affected by the flood.
I went there with another brother in Christ to help a family whose house had been flooded. During worship one of the brothers read from Matthew 6. The passage that he read from says this…
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:25-34
Those are the words of Jesus! Hurricane Harvey has passed, but its power will be felt for days, weeks, months, and years to come. When the storm hits, what do we do?
What do we do when there’s nothing we can do? Yesterday, in the midst of worship and work I thought of a few things. Maybe this will help you or someone else.
Read the scriptures. There’s power with just reading the Scriptures. They can and will bring you comfort. That’s what Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 4:18:
“Therefore encourage one another with these words.”
Turn the news off for a bit. Turn off Facebook for a bit. Then just read the Scriptures.
As you read the Scriptures you will have to trust what’s written. Matthew 6 looks totally different now to so many Christians. Many are having their Matthew 6 moment. They have nothing. Very little clothing. Very little food. Maybe no place to live. But let not your heart be troubled. God will provide!
That’s a promise that we can hold on to. We will need to rely upon the promises of God. Read it! Rely on God! Trust in Him.
He will always provide.
Therefore, do not worry.
Focus on Him today! Seek Him!