I was going through my closet yesterday to get rid of the clothes I don’t wear anymore. You know, the ones I’ve held on to for years believing I’d wear them again one day but haven’t! As I did, Roman was running around the room, playing. I did a body slam onto our bed, which he loves. And then he wanted to nose dive over the side, which was pretty high for him. Naturally, I caught him.
In that moment I thought about how Roman never has to worry. Nor should he! Roman trusts that his mom and dad will always be there to catch him. His parents take care of the details of his life: what he’ll eat, how to provide, do whatever it takes to keep him safe. He can flourish and even dive off the bed in his child like wonder because I’ll be there.
Naturally, I thought about how this is what life is meant for the believer. The Father doesn’t want us to worry; listen to Matthew 6:
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Just as Roman doesn’t have to and I wouldn’t want him to worry about life, the Father feels the same about you and me. He wants us to have that same childlike faith and wonder, and to trust Him. Really trust in His provision. Let God take care of all the details and rest in His knowing.
I’ve actually been worrying quite a bit lately and this simple but timely reminder from the Lord, while I played with my son, was just what I needed. I’ve been frantically dashing back and forth to keep all these balls in my life from falling, which has left me frazzled, unsure, and worried. So, instead of maintaining my juggling act, I just want to rest in the Father and trust He’s taking care of everything. Put Him first—that’s all He asks of us. That’s all you are being asked to give. All the things, He’ll take care of.