May 14, 2021: Don’t Worry!
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matt. 6:34, NKJV).
I am not supposed to worry about tomorrow, but still, I tend to worry.
My father is a pastor, and when he was relocated to a new district, we had to sell our beautiful home and move into an apartment. I miss my old house because it was bigger with more room and space to play. The apartment is smaller so our stuff is crammed together. Now that my older brother and I are growing up and need more space for schoolwork and play, the apartment is even smaller than before.
I began to wish for a new house with more space for my brother and me to play with our toys. I also dream of having a white Pomeranian puppy.
This year, I turned my wish into a prayer. I prayed for God to provide the best house with the best price for my family and our needs. My family joined me in prayer. After we prayed for several days, we started looking for homes. God provided several homes with all the necessary accommodations and within our budget.
I praise God for answering prayers and providing the best options at the right time. I learned that with a little faith God will provide. I don’t have to worry; just trust in Him and be patient.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for hearing and answering my prayer. Please strengthen my faith in You as I grow so that I will rely on You without worry for the rest of my life. Amen.
Austin D. Marton is a fourth-grader at Northern Ohio Adventist Academy.
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