When people ask me what my favorite flower is I usually say wildflowers! This may sound cliché or basic but I feel like wildflowers have a way of just being whatever they need to be for whatever season they’re in. They are beautiful in the spring. Full of bright colors and textures. And they are beautiful in the fall with warm colors and greenery. They never worry about whether they should bloom or not. They just do!
I think that is so important to remember when thinking about how God provides for us. We can’t worry about what is coming next. What is not yet happening. Or how it’s going to happen. We just have to trust Him. Because he will provide.
Wildflowers don’t worry if and when it’s going to rain. They don’t worry about whether there’s enough sun. Or if their soil has enough nutrients to sustain them. They just grow and blossom and turn into something beautiful every single day.
Matthew 6:30 says “if God cares so wonderfully for the wildflowers of the field that are here today and gone tomorrow. How much more will he care for you?”
And that is what God does for us. He provides for us daily. He provides us with breath when we wake up. He provides us with food and clothing and shelter. He provides us with community and with love. He does all of that because He cares about us.
So I think it is important to remember, as a college student or as a newly employed graduate or even as someone who doesn’t know what they’re life should look like, that God doesn’t base His provision on our timing. He simply provides. He provides what we need, when we need it. And I don’t know about you, but He hasn’t failed me yet.
When I started interning I had NO IDEA how I was going to support myself each month. I knew I had rent, insurance, phone, water, electricity and so many other payments that had to be made each month, I just didn’t know how I was going to do it. But after almost an entire year of interning at Wesley, I can say none of those bills ever missed a payment. I never went hungry. I never missed anything important. And I know that it’s because God is my provider. He provides for me everyday. Whether it’s through a paycheck that deposits randomly from a side job I did a couple weeks ago. Or a Venmo from a friend. Or my parents helping me pay rent. Whatever it looks like, it’s a blessing.
So today I challenge you to do something with me. Trust God to provide for you in a way you’ve never asked Him to before. Be bold! Do something wild! Trust Him with something big. He will come through, He always does.
Author | Morgan Attebery