Read Luke 12:22-27
“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these” (v. 27).

“Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God” declares A. W. Tozer. Could we not further affirm that Christianity is like an admiring and obedient child smiling into the face of a fully trustworthy father?
A child who has encountered a miserable bully or some baffling dilemma simply and honestly declares that when his daddy gets home, he will take care of this problem. This may be an exaggerated confidence in his father’s ability; however, that child’s assurance rises out of his loving devotion and his father’s proven faithfulness.
In the dilemmas of life, Jesus calls us to gaze into His face and live at rest. He knows our needs and our problems. He has not forgotten us. He is absolutely capable and absolutely trustworthy. And thus, in contrast to an anxious and contagious negative outlook, the believer is urged to live in the quiet assurance, “My Daddy is home! He will take care of this.” (Blake Jones)

Be still my soul; the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide.
In ev’ry change He faithful will remain.

— Katharina von Schlegel

Today I will cultivate the gaze of my soul into the trustworthy face of my Heavenly Father.

This devotional is the Thursday, November 26, 2015 entry of Opening the Word.