The children in his orphanage were starving. He would have fed them but there wasn’t any food in the entire place. He would have gladly went out and bought some food, but he didn’t have any money.
He set the tables just as he would any other day and called to the children. They each ran in one by one. After they each had taken a seat, he folded his hands together and began to pray.
He thanked God for the food that He blessed them with.
Then there was a knock at the door. A baker stood at the threshold and said that he could not sleep the night before because he thought that the orphanage would need bread that morning. So he stayed up all night baking bread for the children to eat.
After the baker had left, there was another knock on the door. The milkman’s cart had broken a wheel, and his milk would spoil by the time that he got the wheel fixed. So he gave all of his milk to the orphanage.
This true story of George Muller and his orphanage in England is a great example of trusting God.
We get so busy with our own life and our own worries. If something goes wrong, we try to fix it on our own. We forget that God actually controls everything around us.
But we need to remember that we need to give everything over to Him. Our troubles. Our pain. Our daily responsibilities. Everything.
Jesus explains it beautifully in Matthew 6:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more that food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’” (v.25-31)
God is in control. He is the Creator of all that you see.
He designed you and He watches after you. You are His.
Letting worry control your life is not helpful to you or anyone around you. It will only cause you more stress and anxiety.
Matthew 6:34 says, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Take each day just one day at a time. Face your problems just one at a time. Meditate on Jesus’ words in Matthew 6 when you become anxious and give your trust to Him.
Just as God provided for hundreds of children, He will provide for you too.
Trust God in your everyday life. Trust Him in the big things. Trust Him in the little things. He promises to take care of you.
In His amazing love,
Would you of had the same faith that George Muller had in God to provide food for his children? How can you trust God more in your everyday life?