Give us this day our daily bread.
Which of these options would you choose, if you had the opportunity:
- Save as much money as you could for retirement and hope it will last, or;
- Accept God’s promise to provide what you need each day for the rest of your life.
Considering the performance of my investments the past three years, the current value of these investments, and my potential retirement income, the latter of the two options is more appealing everyday.
While I have more than 95% of the rest of the world and perhaps more than many in America, I spend excessive time worrying about my future finances. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food in the pantry, yet I drain today in worry for the future.
Why am I worried?
Isn’t a daily portion is all that a person really needs?
Hasn’t God provided the ways and means for me this far? Won’t He continue to do so into His eternity?
Charles Spurgeon wrote:
“We do not need tomorrow’s supplies; that day has not yet dawned, and its wants are as yet unborn. Sufficient for the day is all that we can enjoy.
One staff aids a traveller, but a bundle of staves is a heavy burden.
Enough is not only as good as a feast, but is all that the greatest glutton can truly enjoy.
We have a sure portion, a portion given us of the King, a gracious portion, and a perpetual portion. Here is surely ground for thankfulness.” (1)
Too frequently, we burden ourselves with worry for tomorrow, when God has proven His daily provision for today. We do this naturally because we can never guarantee our tomorrow no matter how much we have in our storehouse.
The only security we can have is that which is secured by the grace of God.
You will never go hungry when you sit at the table of God’s mercy, where He provides you the daily bread of His eternal grace.
“God shall supply all your need according to His riches”
(1) Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening : Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2006).