Today’s Word shows us that we have no idea when bad things may happen, we could be moseying along with our day to day lives and then all of a sudden, calamity strikes:
Ecc 9:12 People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy.
This is something that all of can relate to, a regular morning where we woke up that was no different than any other and we get that phone call that someone we know and love was killed in a car accident, or log on to social media and find out that someone we just talked to last week had died suddenly.
There is a litany of bad things that can befall us, logging into social media any time, especially in the days of COVID can send us into all sorts of panic attacks.
Solomon lays that out today as well, we don’t know when hard times are going to come.
But…in the New Testament Christ also cautions us against always worrying
Mat 6:30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
Mat 6:31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’
Mat 6:32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
Mat 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Isn’t that a wonderful reassurance, Christ has us when we are in Christ. The world doesn’t want us to believe that, but His Word spells out, don’t worry! We are His forever! He will give us the things that we need. It might not be a million dollar lottery ticket, but He will carry us in this life and the next one! And also in that text on the subject of worrying about bad things, Christ likens that to thoughts of unbelievers.
So don’t worry, Jesus specifically tells us not to worry, He has got things handled! A great verse to mediate on and keep in the forefront of our minds when those inevitable bad times that Solomon is talking about, come our way. Don’t worry, Christ has us and isn’t going to let us go!