By McKrae Game
“Be anxious for nothing (Phil 4:6).” Easier said than done! Worrying, stressed out, feeling out of control can be a way of life for some, I don’t think I’m one of those but I can absolutely struggle with worry. I’ve been worrying a good bit myself here lately, especially last week. Being forced to rest through all the rain this weekend was good. What value does worry have? NONE!!
There are people who are afraid off change, and people like me to make change, young men like my son who have to constantly have change. He’s a change junkie! Am I afraid of change? No, but I would probably prefer change on my terms. I like to make the change. I know, a little immature.
Worrying can tear your guts out, seriously. You might not have to be told that. It can really make you sick, mentally and physically. What are we doing about it? We can’t always control our circumstances. However, we can trust the One who does.
When I’m in helpless situations of change and not knowing how provision is going to come, I have to force myself to remember all the times that The Lord has provided in the past, because He has. I have to focus on the reality that The Lord knows my needs and my situation and that He DOES care. His timing is NOT my timing. His ways are NOT my ways. He sees great value in making me wait, in making me depend on Him through the tough times. He has always come through in the past, so why should I worry? I see changes or lack of provision and I worry. Why? He’s always provided in the past. He will again.
Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?” Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand. I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. (Psalm 77:9-15 NIV)
Source: Interim DirectorBlog