Growing up and even up until now I have always seen my father as a super hero. In simple terms he was my super man. My title is Ndebele and it simply means “my father will fix this”. So it is with every child, they know that their father is always there and will deal with anyone who tries to harm their child. Even when it comes to provision any child would know that if I need something and go to my father he will hear me and work on getting me what I want.
I always say to myself our faith in God as adults should be like the faith that little children have on their parents. If school fees needs to be paid a child knows that what I need to do is tell mommy and daddy and my part is done. Now what’s left is for mommy and daddy to go and pay their child’s fees and the deal is done.
So it should be with our heavenly Father. So many times we worry about the things that only him can change. The Bible says in
Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, no gather into barns yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are you not much better than they. Which one of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?”
God knows the desires of our hearts trust me he does. But the trick is that even as he knows the desires of our hearts but our relationship with him is simply like that of a father and child on earth. One needs to go to their father make known to him what they so desire and being the gracious, merciful, loving and amazing father he is he will do it for you.
What’s sad is that so many times we are lazy to fast or pray yet we are expecting things from him. What’s even worse is how we do not put our right as God’s children to use and go and talk to him but instead we wallow in our sorrow yet he can simply fix it on the condition that you seek him and ask.
In the above verses from Matthew it’s clear how God’s providence is over all creation, not only birds and plants that never sell or manufacture or labour. So if God can clothe the plants then will he not clothe his children too who are even greater than materials. Worry does not even change anything but instead robs one off their peace and or their sleep.
The moment you realize who your father is then you will not worry because you know that if he feeds the fowls of the air and clothes the grass of the field then he will always have my back.
Matthew 6:31-33 then goes on to say
“Therefore take no thought saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or Where withal we be clothed? For your heavenly Father knows that ye have need for these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
No father would want his child to suffer not if it’s something they can change. So what more our heavenly Father whose love is greater than anything else in the world. No situation is bigger than you because our God is bigger than the stars and the sun, bigger than the universe.
No problem is too big for our God and there is no situation that he can not solve. I have seen him do wonders and miracles in my own life.
There are times when it seems like it’s getting worse, it seems everyone is turning against you but relax hey. Your father is simply looking down on you and whispering “I got you baby”. The problem is that you are stuck in the mud and not willing to make the step towards Daddy.
But he is right there waiting for his baby with his arms wide open you need to go to him and he will fix it all. Every single time you feel like just quitting read his word and tell him of his promises and how they should also manifest in your life because his word is living till this very day.
I remember when I was writing my final exams in college and I had only half of the exam fees and even worse I owed the college some school fees. I had to clear my arrears and then pay for my exam fees. At first I worried about where I will get the money and I only had a day to get it all fixed. I simply sat on my bed grabbed a chair and said “God, you are my father so let’s talk”. I told him I needed the money as soon as yesterday and that he had to fulfill his promises because he had no choice. I told him you are not a man that you will lie so fix this because I can’t and I went to bed. “
Somewhere somehow, things got into place and transfers were done and the money paid. I then realized that I will never fight the battles that don’t belong me I will simply pass them to the one who has to be fighting. God is alive and he does not change he is still the same who brought Daniel out of the Lions den. And each day he is saying to you “I got you”.
Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, a he shall strengthen thine heart,wait I say on the Lord.