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One of the most impactful teachings of Jesus is found in Matthew 6:31: "So don't worry about all these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?'" (Matthew 6:31, NTV). This quote prompts us to reflect on a common concern in life: basic needs.

I believe that at some point, we have all been caught up in the anxiety of these questions. Although I am certain that the vast majority have experienced God's faithfulness in fulfilling these promises beyond our expectations.

I've heard heartwarming testimonies of people who, in difficult times, found themselves without milk to feed their babies. However, divine providence intervened, either through financial or in-kind donations or even through a true miracle: milk appearing in an empty bottle. These moments are tangible examples of faith in action.

But I also know that most of us, when faced with a shortage of meat in the fridge, immediately worry, forgetting that we still have pasta in the pantry. If our minds are constantly occupied with questions like, "What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?" then, according to Jesus' words, we might be acting in unbelief, that is, without faith. This, according to Hebrews 11:6 (NTV), is not pleasing to God:

"But without faith, it is impossible to please God." (Hebrews 11:6, NTV).

It is evident that the key to pleasing God lies in trusting Him. However, we cannot ignore a harsh reality: many Christians face difficulties, conflicts, and defeats comparable to, or even worse than, those who do not know the Gospel. Why does this happen? The answer seems clear: unbelief.

If we do not trust in His Word, we cannot expect to receive any of His promises. If our minds are constantly obsessed with worldly concerns such as food, drink, clothing, or shelter, according to Jesus, we are living in unbelief, and this lack of faith is the source of many of our problems.

So, the fundamental foundation of everything lies in believing in Him, in His Word, in His promises, and in full trust. Without faith, without trust, without belief, we not only fail to please God but also fail to experience the fulfillment of His promises in our lives.

So, the crucial question we must ask ourselves is this:

Do you believe? Do you trust? Do you have faith?

Saying "I believe" is not enough. True faith is demonstrated through our actions and attitudes in everyday life.

This message is based on the sermon of September 9, 2023.

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