Worrying about stuff has been a favorite past-time of mine for as long as I can remember. As a young child I would always envision the worst-case scenario for every situation that I was in-no matter how mundane the moment. Most of us, Christian or not, have heard the phrase, “O you of little faith“…its the closing words of Matthew 6:30. According to the commentary in my bible, this was the Lord’s recurring rebuke of the weak disciples. I know that I would never have been able to hang with even the weakest disciples back in those times. As a matter of fact, I freely admit that I am a weak Christian.
For some reason Phillipians 4:6 keeps popping up in my Facebook news feed (yes, Facebook-which my wife says is “The Devil”…and I agree). It reads: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God;” Grant you I need to hear/read more of the entire Bibile, this verse hits me hard every time and I need to spend more time relying on the Godly solution rather than my own worldly solutions-which rarely work as planned. My Bible’s commentary says: fret and worry indicate a lack of trust in God’s wisdom, sovereignty, or power. So humbling to know that my lifelong crutch, and source of personal misery, is such an insult to God.
Right now I am immersed in a time of great challenge. In the grand scheme of things this “challenge” is what most would call a “first world problem,” but to me it is a great challenge that the “ME” in me wants to belabor. Each day, I am going to commit myself to the proper avenue of relief through faith and prayer. I would encourage you all to do the same with the burdens in your life. I won’t make any promises of the outcome, but I am confident that faith and prayer is better than worrying yourself into a ball of misery.
Have a great day! The Lord has made it and I shall rejoice in it! Will you join me?