“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11
dai•ly-adverb: everyday, day to day
Often times, I get so caught up in my life, my friends’ lives, and the lives of strangers from whom I only know on Instagram. Oh, look who’s engaged. Look who broke up. Look who’s studying abroad in another country. Look who just had a baby. Am I behind, I wonder? Am I missing something?
I plan my life according to what society tells me. We all do it to an extent. When we do this, we are being prideful and not humbling ourselves before God and not believing that He knows what’s best for us.
But how can God know what’s best for me? How can God know me better than I know myself? How does he know my innermost desires?
This is where we go wrong. We tend to forgot to whom we belong. We make ourselves bigger than God. He tells us:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 // Woah, so God knew me, my life, my future, and what each day held for me before I was even created, yet I still struggle with trusting Him?
“Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Luke 12:7 // If God knows the number of hairs on my head, don’t you think He knows my desires too? Probably. Yes.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 // Okay, so the will of God is good and acceptable and perfect, all traits that which I, a sinner, cannot uphold without the help from God.
Rather than trying to plan (insert the areas that you struggle trusting The Lord in), live day to day just as we are called to do so. God gives us our daily bread. He gives us what we need to survive on a day-to-day basis, and we should be satisfied with that. Go with the flow–something I never thought I could do until I got to know My Heavenly Father.
After all, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
I can plan and plan all I want, but The Lord’s plan is always going to prevail. Always. Every time. Instead of getting angry or frustrated when something doesn’t work out for you, remember that verse. Remember that God knows us better than we know ourselves. God gives us what we need on a daily basis to survive. God knows what’s best, and He does not want his children to hurt. He delights in giving us the desires of our hearts in His perfect timing. His timing, not mine.
Blessings & love