faith and prayer cover all needs

Faith covers all temporal as well as spiritual needs. Faith dispels all undue anxiety and needless care about what will be eaten, what will be drunk, and what will be worn. Faith lives in the present, and considers today as having sufficient troubles of its own. It lives day by day, and dispels all fears for tomorrow.

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” — Isaiah 26.3

When we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread”, we are, in some measure, shutting tomorrow out of our prayer. We aren’t seeking tomorrow’s grace or tomorrow’s bread. Those who live in the present time thrive best and get the most out of life. They pray best who pray for today’s needs, not for tomorrow’s, which may actually render our prayers unnecessary and redundant by not existing at all!

True praying is born out of present trials and present needs. Bread for today is bread enough.

Bread given for today is the strongest sort of promise that there will be bread for tomorrow. Victory today is our assurance of victory tomorrow. Our prayers need to be focused on the present; the present is ours, the future is God’s. So, then, we must trust God today, and leave tomorrow entirely to Him. Prayer is the task and duty of each recurring day — daily prayer for daily needs.

As every day demands it’s bread, so every day demands its prayer. No amount of praying done today is sufficient for tomorrow’s praying. On the other hand, no praying for tomorrow is of any great value to us today. Today’s manna is what we need — tomorrow God will see that our needs are met. This is the faith that God seeks to inspire in us.

So leave tomorrow with its cares, its needs, and all of its troubles in God’s hands…


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