Are You Worried?
I wonder if it is possible to live a life with no worries? Life really is too short to worry about things that we can’t change anyway. So I guess the question is, why do we worry?
1-Perhaps it is because our image of God is not as big as the image of our difficulty.
The reason Jesus tried to teach us about anxiety is because he knew it would come. Anxiety comes from the word anxiousness…being too anxious for something that has not happened. In this world Jesus said you WILL have trouble. There will be many things you could worry about. But he said BE OF GOOD CHEER, I have overcome the world. I am bigger than any problem that you may face. Don't worry. be happy:)
Could I really believe that God could take this BIG mess and untangle it so that I could enjoy life again? Can I live a good life though my business has folded? Is there life after divorce? Can God use someone like me that has been through things I would never want to talk about? The answer is yes, yes and absolutely yes! God can take that tangled up mess and unravel it in our lives. He says, give it to me and let me start the process little by little, unraveling the mess and making it right again. You see God is bigger than the mess….so….no worries.
2-Perhaps not only is our image of God smaller than our difficulties, our image of the devil is much bigger than our image of our God.
What if we give the devil too much credit? We always blame him for many of these things as if He was the only person that had the power to ransack our lives. But in reality, often it's our own choices that bring bad things to us. But no matter what things come, God is able to take those good ones and bless us abundantly and God is able to take those bad ones and build us up to become stronger and more faithful and faith-filled. When we start to trust God as the author and finisher of our faith, when we relinquish control to Him, we can know that everything that we are going through is coming together to produce everything we are going to be.
So don't you worry about anything today. I have a feeling its all going to turn out fine!