But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I am very cautious when it comes to telling people that God will give them things they pray for. I know God doesn’t give us everything we think we need or want.
Which is why this verse is important.
Rather than worrying about today, we are called to seek first God’s Kingdom–work towards being disciples, knowing who God is, being who God created us to be–before anything else. This also means checking that our wills (my personal Karissa will) and God’s will are lining up to look alike.
One of my most heartfelt prayers I give to the Lord is “Not my will, Lord, but yours be done.” Sometimes I ask Him to have our wills align, other times I just accept God’s will (even if it doesn’t feel great at the moment), and still yet sometimes I fight God’s will.
Then I need songs like the one below to help me out:
There’s a few other songs out there about God’s will being done that might help you out if you’re struggling. Sometimes, when I’m struggling bad enough, I use contemporary Christian music as a prayer while I drive. It’s filled with Scripture, truth, and articulates so well what I’m thinking!
It’s okay to wrestle with God, it’s okay to question God, it’s okay to be in a conversation with Him and asking Him what He’s doing. It’s okay that sometimes He doesn’t answer us right away. It’s okay that we feel behind, forgotten, or forsaken so long as we remember the truth.
Here’s a final song inspired greatly by Psalm 42 (1-5):
This woman’s cover is wonderful, by the way.