Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Title: Trust His Heart
By Wong King Wai

Matt 6:34 – Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

When I was a teen and young adult, I worried a lot. I was always worrying about studies, relationships, decisions, the things I said or didn’t say, or the actions I did or didn’t do. Everything was just a big mess of worry and uncertainty. Over time, I realised that I was putting a lot of my energies in worrying about things I had no control over.

The pandemic for many of us has given us a lot to worry about. Many of us have friends who have passed away, lost their jobs, or have pay cuts. There are also those who are far from home and stuck without family or friends to provide support and encouragement. Thanks to technology, communication is not hindered but the lack of physical meetings is taking a toll.

All these things that are happening are not trivial or mundane to God. He sees the struggles we are going through and He knows our worries. While we do not know why this virus continues to linger, we know who is in control of all things. And because He is in control, we can choose not to worry, as worry can lead to stress that could lead to illnesses.

There is an old song which I hope to sing in church one day, called “Trust His Heart”. The chorus is very encouraging:

“God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don’t understand
When don’t see His plan
When you can’t trace His hand
Trust His Heart”

While it may be hard to understand during these challenging times the will of God, take time to remember how He has come through for you. Remind yourself that your life is in His hands where He will never let you go. And rest and find comfort in His grace and love that never wavers.

PRAYER: My Father in heaven. Thank You for sending your son Jesus to die for me. Thank You for seeing me through tough times. Thank You for always looking out for me even when I was not faithful or particularly good. It is by grace I have been saved and grace will sustain me. Help me to worry less and trust You more, Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.

每日灵粮
星期三, 2021年6月9日
标题:相信祂的心
作者:黄经为弟兄
翻译:陈健萍姐妹

【马太福音6:34】 所以,不要为明天忧虑,因为明天自有明天的忧虑;一天的难处一天当就够了。

当我还是个青少年的时候,我常感到很忧虑。我总是担心学业、人际关系、决策、我说过或没有说过的事情,或者我做过或没有做过的事情;一切都是一大堆的担忧和不确定的混乱。随着时间的推移,我意识到我把很多精力都放在了担心我无法控制的事情上。

对我们许多人来说,这场大流行病给了我们很多忧虑。我们很多人都有朋友去世、失业或减薪。还有一些人远离家乡,陷入没有家人或朋友提供支持和鼓励的困境。多亏了技术的发达,沟通没有受到阻碍,但缺乏实体见面交流在造成不良的影响。

所有这些正在发生的事情对于上帝都不是琐碎或平凡的。祂看到了我们所经历的挣扎,祂也知道我们的忧虑。虽然我们不知道为什么这种病毒继续存在,但我们知道谁在掌管一切。因为祂在掌控,我们可以选择不担忧,因为担忧会引致压力,进而导致疾病。

有一首老歌,我希望有一天能在教会里唱,叫 “相信祂的心”;副歌非常鼓舞人心:

“上帝太聪明了,不会出差错的
上帝太善良了,不会不仁慈的
所以当你不明白的时候
当你看不到祂的计划时
当你无法追寻祂的手时
相信祂的心”

虽然在这个充满挑战的时期很难理解上帝的旨意,花点时间记住祂是如何为您经历过一切的。提醒自己,您的生命掌握在祂手中,祂永远不会放开您;要在祂永不动摇的恩典和爱中安歇并得到慰藉。

祈祷 :我在天上的父,感谢祢差祢的儿子耶稣为我而死。谢谢祢陪我渡过艰难的岁月。谢谢祢总是眷顾我,即便在我不忠心或不特别好的时候。我得救是本乎恩典,恩典必扶持我。主啊,求帮助我少些忧虑,多些信靠祢。我奉耶稣的名祈祷,阿们。