God doesn’t want you grabbing the newspaper first thing in the morning and reading all the bad news in the world. He knows that if you do that, your heart will be full of cares, anxieties and even fears.
When you are reading the newspapers, magazines, medical journals, economic reports, watching movies or surfing the Internet all the time, then you are getting your “nourishment” from these sources instead of God’s Word. Now, I am not against these things. But if you constantly feed only on earthly things which cannot satisfy, you will fill your heart and mind with cares and worries.
Jesus doesn’t want you to end up worrying about your life—what you will eat, drink or wear—as these are the things that the people of the world seek. He says that your heavenly Father knows very well that you need these things. (Matthew 6:31–32). If you're constantly seeking the same things as the world seeks, what makes you think you look any different than them?
That is why He promises you that if you would seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, ALL these things that the world seeks after will be added to you. It will not just be given but added, which means greater in quantity and quality!
If you are faced with lack, don’t pursue material goods. Pursue God your provider. If you are sick, don’t pursue the “cure”. Pursue God your healer.
Don’t grab the newspaper or call your friend first thing in the morning to talk about the latest bad news. Instead, grab your Bible and read all the good news God has for you for the day. And as you seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, ALL the things that the world is running after will be added to you!
God has made you righteous through the cross of Jesus so that you can always come boldly into His presence and find a throne of grace—not judgment.
Whether you’re believing God for healing in your body or for some other provision, you need to know that God has made you righteous in His sight. Why? It’s so that you can take up His invitation to come boldly,
always expecting “to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”, for the littlest to the most debilitating symptom in your body.
Today, COME BOLDLY to the One who loves you passionately and unconditionally. COME BOLDLY to the One who knows every symptom in your body and who has the healing you need. He waits eagerly for you to DRAW BOLDLY from His mercy and grace!
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16