Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Why Worry?

Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?


        Why do we worry?  I know I try not to worry, but I do speculate about the possibilities.  Then before I realize it.... I'm breathing faster, my heart is pounding, my mind is racing to and fro, my nerves are twitching... and fear has taken control of me.  Where does that fear come from?  Satan and his arsenal of weapons, that he uses to make us doubt God's plan for us, as believers.  God has promised to finish the good work He started in us.
        Most of us like the feeling of being in control of our lives, even tho it's a false illusion.  God is sovereign over ALL things.  We often feel worrisome when we have to wait.  We are in a rush, but God isn't.  He has His own timing and reasons.  The truth is some waits will not end before we know the answer, but we must turn our worries into steadfast prayers.  We must pray more and worry less. ''God is working even while you are waiting. Think of this time of waiting as a process that will eventually culminate in a victory. In the meantime, remain faithful and know that God is there with you, preparing you for the battles, goals and victories to come.''
      Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3: 5-6
       In my own life, I am so dependent on others that my trust in God's provisions for me is all I can rely on.  Oh, how faithful He has been, even when I am not.  God's Word must trump all my doubts, because I know my future, near and far, is in His hands.
      .“For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.’ So we can say with confidence, ‘The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?’” Hebrews 13:5b-6