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He Shall Sustain You.

Psalm 55:22

In order to apply this remedy, rather than just to describe it, by the help of God’s Holy Spirit I will mention some fears and cares that can only be relieved by leaving them with God. “What shall I eat, what shall I drink, what shall I wear? With no opportunity to earn a living, without friend or patron to assist me, what shall I do?”

You are a Christian, you must use all diligence, for that is your duty. If God will help you, do not mingle fretfulness with diligence, or impatience with suffering, or distrust with trials. Remember what Jesus sweetly said, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” (Matt. 6:26–30).

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6:31–33).  Use your most earnest effort and humble yourself under the mighty hand of God. If you cannot do one thing, do another. If you cannot earn your bread as a gentleman, earn it as a poor man. If you cannot earn it by the sweat of your brain, do it by the sweat of your brow. Do something for an honest living. Then having done that, if every door is still shut, “Trust in the Lord, and do good. … Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” (Ps. 37:3–4)

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