I went for a beautiful walk today and thanked God for everything. The sun was rising, the clouds surrounded it like a halo, the birds were sitting on electrical wires, a buffalo was laying in the hay and a symphony of sounds came from everywhere. And I felt peace. That's what the Lord Almighty gives to us, His peace.
Have you ever felt so worried you couldn't sleep, you couldn't think and you wondered, how in the world am I going to take another step? That's uncontrollable worry and fear. Shamefully, I experience that far too often. I can feel it welling up and then overtaking all sense of the Almighty. For me that's truly a bad day. In just moments, I have separated myself from my God and darkness, fear and anxiety well up. I think we are feeling creatures by nature and that's not totally bad. The bad part is when we let those feelings take over our belief that God is with us, He's before us and He's definitely behind us. God calls us not to worry and not to fear, to take the full armor of God and put it on and yet, we still worry, why?
I believe it's part of the fall. Eve and Adam never feared walking in the garden with God before they ate the apple. They didn't even know they were naked before that delicious bite but immediately upon their sin, all was revealed and life changed for all of us.
That's not the end of the story though , we have choices daily and we will be tested daily. Maybe not in a year long test but in short intervals of choices, faith and repentance. If we worry, we should repent. Why? Because our worry indicates we are our own masters and that's just not true. God is our master, our counselor, our father and our God. He bears the weight and walks with us. He knows the plan, we're only anxious because our plan is not going to plan, right?
So take heed today and every time you worry, capture the thought, give it to God and say out loud, I trust you far more than I trust me. Take a physical count, write it down and track it over the week, I bet you begin to worry less and see Jesus more. So this challenge is not just for you, its definitely for me too. Be well my sisters and fear not for you are the instrument in which Christ will spread His word to all nations.
May we walk together in one mind for the good of every nation!
Matthew 6:25-34 [Full Chapter]
[ Do Not Worry ] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ...