Brains like a broken Etch-A-Sketch?

What will next month hold? Or next year? Or the next 5 years?

At this point in human history, we’re not so sure. Covid-19 has changed a lot of things.

But guess what? God provides.

Speaking to the Hebrews in Deuteronomy 8:4, Moses reminded them about this very fact, even as they had wandered through the wilderness for forty years: “Your clothes did no wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.”

They needed the reminder because it was so easy to forget that God provides for us—even when we’re not sure what tomorrow will bring.

The same is true for us. Worry can be a symptom of forgetfulness.

I remember shopping at a thrift store and finding an Etch-A-Sketch. Remember those? They were those red-framed drawing contraptions. You turned the knobs to draw something. To erase your drawing, you had to flip it upside down and shake it.

But this one would erase automatically after a few seconds. You didn’t even have to shake it.

That’s like our own forgetfulness when it comes to God. Quite often, the day isn’t even over before and we’ve automatically forgotten everything he’s done for us!

Do you have eternal peace with God through Christ? Some food in the fridge? Clothes to wear? A church to call home? A friend to talk to? Wi-Fi?

God provides—even as you journey into an uncertain future which you don’t know much about.

Today, pay attention. When you notice the good God has done for you it builds confidence about what he will continue to do for you.

By Matthew Ruttan

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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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