"What, Me Worry?"
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
Just a couple weeks ago (in February) the temps were in the 70’s. Earlier this week (in March) we barely made it above 20, and it snowed! As the saying goes, “Who’d a thunk it?” Oh yeah, I almost forgot. God did think it! And it did happen! "For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth.'" Job 37:6
Makes me wonder what other things we aren’t even thinking about that God has under total control
- Worrying about the weather?
- Worrying about your health?
- Worrying about that old fridge that’s making noise?
- Worrying about the kids/grandkids?
- Worrying about the country?
- Etc. Etc. Etc.
So, what truly is causing you concern today? Are we willing to admit that we are certainly responsible for some things happening (or not), but that an awful lot of what bothers us we can’t begin to have any control over? Can we go from admitting that to believing God is in control – total control – and that He has proven Himself to us all over the years? How likely are you today to just say, “God, I know You are in charge. You are not wringing Your hands. You do not have sweat on Your upper lip, wondering how my issues (or anyone else’s) are going to turn out today.” If this is not likely to be your prayer today, maybe you should focus on what God has already told us in Scripture:
- “Cast all your anxiety on God because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
- “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” John 14:27
- “Do not be anxious about anything.” Philippians 4:6-7
- “When I am afraid, I will trust in You.” Psalm 56:3-4
- “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28-30
- “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22
Worry is an issue of trust. Consider the things you are capable of and responsible for, then act as if you believe what the Bible tells you – God is in control and will take care of your other stuff very well. Don’t miss what Easter is all about: Christ died on a cross and rose from death so we don’t have to worry about our divine debt for the dumb things, the wrong things we have done. If we believe the Easter story, we know God has already taken care of us – for now and for ever. Be glad it’s a gift of grace because none of us can afford it on our own.