It feels good when we are able to help people. Our capacity to give brings greater fulfillment than our expectation of how we can get more for ourselves.

Still, are there not times when you feel desperation and anxiety about paying your bills, getting new shoes and paying your rent or mortgage? I know I get stressed about these things.

Jesus taught the disciples about handling this stress with prayer. We are to ask God for our daily bread.

Matthew 6:
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.

Why would Jesus teach us to pray daily about our basic needs? Bread is more than food. It represents all the basic needs that we have in a day. To ask God to meet these needs is an act of surrender and dependency. God wants us to know that we can depend on Him. We need to ask God daily because we can worry about these things everyday.

There is a richer life in God than spending our days anxious and troubled. God invites us to discover His plans to supply our needs.