Thanks for joining us on this journey of building a consistent habit of reading our Bibles every day. The Bible reading plan we are using this year can be found here: One Year Bible or here on the Bible app. As always, if you miss a day, don’t feel compelled to go back and catch up. Just skip it and start back on today’s date. I am reading the NLT this year, but feel free to use whatever version you prefer. Now here are some thoughts from today’s readings:

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
– Matthew 6:30

     From the story of Lot, we see that the world has always been messed up. We tend to think that the world is just getting worse by the day and that it has never been this bad, but the truth is that the same things we face today, they faced back then. God was in control then, and He is now too. We don’t have to fret, unless, of course, we look at world as our source.

     Matthew reminds us of this principle, too. Jesus says that if God cares about animals and the flowers, how much more does He care about you! If God is on your side, that’s all you need. The world may fall apart, but God will not. And He’ll provide for you every step of the way, in spite of this crazy world we happen to find ourselves in. Then He mentions faith. He basically pits stress and faith against each other. Jesus is essentially asking the question, “Why are you so worried all the time if God is in control, He is good, and He is on your side?” Is it possible that He is asking you the same question?