“All These Things” (Matthew 7: 7 – 8, ESV) by Carley Evans


Jesus encourages us to ask for the good we desire in our lives. He says, “Ask, and it will be given to you.” He says, “For everyone who asks receives.”

Ask not out of anxiety, for God is aware of our needs. “Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6: 34)

God gives only good gifts. From His hand comes nothing which is less than perfect for us. “Which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?” (Matthew 7: 9)

“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.” (Matthew 6: 31 – 33)

“Trust Me; I Do Not Lie” (John 14: 1 – 3, ESV) by Carley Evans


Jesus tells us not to be troubled. In His Father’s house are many rooms. Jesus makes each room ready for one of His brothers or sisters, for one of His Father’s children. Where He is, we will be eventually. Jesus says that if this were not true, He would not say it.

Jesus promises that He will come back to “take [us] to [Himself].”

Therefore, we are not to worry. No fretting is allowed. Instead, Jesus commands us to believe in God, and to also believe in Him. ‘Trust Me,’ says Jesus. ‘I do not lie.’

” ‘And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?’ ” (Luke 11: 9 – 12)

Jesus reminds us that He is good; and He gives only good gifts. ‘Trust Me,’ says Jesus. ‘I do not lie.’