A Perfect Play Call
“Consider how the wildflowers grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these! If that’s how God clothes the grass, which is in the field today and is thrown into the furnace tomorrow, how much more will He do for you—you of little faith?” Luke 12:27-28
There once was a father who coached his daughter in basketball. The season was just about over and his daughter had yet to score a single point. So, coach dad decided it was time to help. At a home game, the coach set up a simple play sure to get his daughter that first basket. He had her line up on the right side of the floor at the game’s opening tip. The ball was thrown into the air by the official and tipped to the point guard at the top of the key, where she made a simple bounce pass to the coach’s daughter for an easy layup and her first two points.
We live in a relationship that is played out in much the same way with our Heavenly Father. We often face situations that make us question God’s plans for our lives. We may not understand why we are in a certain place or situation, however, we can be confident that God has a master plan for us and that it is good. No, it is GREAT! He has a plan to provide our every need, to care for us in the midst of tragedy, and to lead us through the trials and tribulations that Satan and the world will throw our way.
In Luke 12:27-28, Jesus tells us to look to the beauty of the lilies and to the grass of the field. These things are here today and gone tomorrow, yet God cares even for them. And so, we, whom he loves more than these, have nothing to worry about, because God has a plan. So, don’t be anxious, nor let frustration, doubt or even hurt sink in, because our Heavenly Father will take care of us. Just like coach dad with love and concern for his daughter, our Heavenly Father has love and concern for us and has designed the perfect play for us to score.
1. In what areas of your life do you feel anxious, worry, frustrations, doubt or hurt?
2. How can you turn these areas of your life over to the Lord?
3. Who is the pastor, coach, teacher or parent that you can go to for prayer, support and accountability?
- Luke 12:29-31
- Proverbs 3:5-6
- Joshua 1:9