Fearless in Sickness - Day 12

(This is part of a series of devotionals for use during coronavirus quarantine. You can download the devotional guide here.)

Scripture Reading: Matthew 10:26-31

God’s providence is his holy and wise upholding and governing of all creation. Just as God formed the world, so He is at work in it right now in every way. The food that we eat, the sun on our faces, the rain and the encouragement of friends are all gifts from His hand. He watches over the sparrow and numbers her days; He watches over us as well.

God’s providence does not mean that there isn’t real evil in the world, real rebellion and real opposition to Him. However, it does mean that even those things rely on Him for their being and cannot alter His good plans.

There is special comfort in this teaching when our world seem to be spiraling out of control. Nothing has come to pass but that which God has permitted. Nothing that will happen can change His designs. He cares for us and will in His providence give us what is needful today and do the same tomorrow.

A Prayer for Daily Bread
You teach us to pray for our bread for today, and so we ask You for it. Give us what we need for our physical sustenance. Give us what we need for our spiritual encouragement. Provide for us in this hard moment, and comfort us with the reminder that You will also provide for tomorrow when it comes. All of this we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

A Hymn