Let him (God) have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking of you and watching everything that concerns you,
1 Peter 5:7 (TLB)
Courtney Boulware lives in Ohio. Following the birth of her first child, she had postpartum depression, and her husband was facing unemployment. It became clear that a career change was on the horizon for him, which added to the uncertainty they felt about the future. Her husband and Courtney both felt anxious about what was next for their family; they even thought they might need to move to another state.
One morning Courtney's son was crying to be fed. As she prepared a bottle for him, she said, "Calm down, Sweetie. When have I ever not given you what you need?" As she said this, she realized that she had been crying out to God in fear about how and when her family's needs would be met. She saw herself as a sacred child, in need of something that she could not provide for herself. As Courtney looked at her son, she knew that in a short while the sustenance he was waiting for would be provided - he would be full, content, and happy.
What a picture of how God care for us! In all her worry, God was near, inviting Courtney to cast her fear, anxiety, doubt, and anger on him. Like a loving parent, God can and will provide for our needs.
Prayer: Loving God, when we can't see the way forward, help us to trust that you can, in Jesus' name, amen.