But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.Matthew 6:33
When we lose sight of God, it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the ways of the world. To become distracted by our cares and concerns of life.
In a sense, we become like Peter when he walked on water. He took his eye off Jesus for just a moment, and that caused him to sink. Peter's faith wavered, and that is why he began to sink.
Peter took his eye of Jesus as he heard the sound of a wrestling wind. Peter became distracted by a concern, when his focus should have remained on Christ. As Christ was the one who enabled Him to walk on water in the first place, (Matthew 14:28-31).
It’s an important story and life lesson we should never lose sight of.
For us, life can be so chaotic at times, it may leave us wondering where our next meal is going to come from. We may even wonder how we are going to clothe ourselves and our families, even to the point of providing a roof over our heads.
Yet, these are the times...
When that anxiety and panic set in, that we remember Christ's words.
When our worries and cares begin to consume us, that is when it's time to let go of them. That is when we remember, we are to seek first the Kingdom of God. Not seek after desires or needs of the flesh.
Do you know why?
...Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.Matthew 6:32
Our Heavenly Father knows you need daily food, clothing, and a roof over your head. He knows you need those things to sustain yourself. He is very aware of your situation, though it may not seem that way at times.
Yet, if we seek first the kingdom of God, that means we are placing our faith, hope, and trust in Him. We are trusting that God will be there to help us through the bad times when we have done all that we are able.
When we do that,
...All these things shall be added unto you.Matthew 6:33
Worrying has never put food in a man’s belly, or clothes on his back. Worrying has never made a man younger, only older.
When we consume ourselves with worry over the cares and concerns of life, it shows God we have a lack of faith in His ability. Just like Peter walking on the water.
As Peter began to sink into the sea, Jesus said to him,
O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?Matthew 14:31
My Christian brothers and sisters...
Why doubt about your daily life struggles?
If you have placed your faith, hope, and trust in God. If you are living according to His Word. Then God will always be with you, and God will always see you through, (Psalms 121:7-8).
That does not mean a little wrestling wind will not come in your direction. Yet, it is how you respond to that wind. It is how you respond to the crises in your life that prove your faith to God.