“As World War II was drawing to a close, the Allied armies gathered up many hungry orphans. They were placed in camps where they were well fed. Despite excellent care, they slept poorly. They seemed nervous and afraid.
“Finally, a psychologist came up with a solution. Each child was given a piece of bread to hold after he was put to bed.
If he was hungry, more food was provided but when he was finished, this particular piece of bread was just to be held – not eaten.
“This piece of bread produced wonderful results. The children went to bed, instinctively knowing they would have food to eat the next day. That guarantee gave the children a restful and contented sleep.”
Similarly, the Lord has given us his guarantee – our “piece of bread.” As we cling to his promises of provision, we can relax and be content. “And my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches” (Philippians 4:19).
Your Money: Frustration or Freedom?, Howard L. Dayton, Jr., pages 23, 24