Have you ever had a favorite show or product get canceled? It's frustrating, isn't it? Yet, if you do some digging, there's always a reason the producers make such choices. In many respects, there are things God discontinues in our lives as well. Have we ever considered why? When God sent in nations to judge Israel, He was trying to get them to remove from their lives the gods and practices that were offensive to Himself. In many respect, when God sends us trials (sometimes trials happen because we're in a broken world, or because of an Enemy who steals, kills, and destroys), He is removing things that we are depending on that are not from Him, or things He has given us that we are depending on more than Him. God desires us to be content in Him alone. God requires us to depend on Him alone. He will not allow us to follow anything else but Him, and so when He discontinues those things in our lives, we should draw closer to Him, and Him alone. If God is all we have, then we have all we need. Matthew 6:25-34 “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 than 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?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.