Dependence and trust

Last updated on April 19, 2021

Bible - Devotionals

“Give us today our daily bread.”
(Matthew 6:11)

In this prayer we express that we are dependent on God in everything. We can’t live without His care, not even in the simple daily things. But because we know God as our Father, this dependence is not a reason to panic.

Jesus gives the example of birds. God knows them, He cares for them. They do not need to worry about anything. Would He then not take care of His children? (Matthew 6:25-26).

We can trust that God will give us everything we need. And ask Him for it in worship. And then give thanks for the good things He gives us time and again.

This prayer is about “bread”, but we can also include other needs and wants. Health, strength to carry out our tasks, a roof above our head… The Father knows what we need, and listens willingly if we lay our needs before Him.

Do you trust God in providing for your daily needs?

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