For some reason, worry always seems to catch us off guard. Just when it seems like things are going well and life feels in control. Suddenly, you run into another moment that leaves you feeling uncertain and wondering how you can make it through what lies ahead. You would think with enough life experience we would know we’ll be alright, but we still have to remind ourselves.
A. God is God. Just because I’m in panic mode doesn’t mean God has left his throne. All I see is what I see, all I feel is what I feel, and all I know is what I know. Thankfully, there is a God and I’m not Him. He is still all knowing, all powerful, and always in control. No matter the situation and how things might seem, God is never taken by surprise. How settling it is to know that God is still God.
B. God is Here. I may feel alone in the battle, but God is always by my side. He has promised to never leave, nor forsake me. Even if I’ve made mistakes, made the wrong choices, and everyone appears to have abandoned me. God has not and will not leave my side. What a comfort to know that regardless where life takes me, God will never leave me.
C. God is Faithful. Over time I’ve learned that pondering God’s faithfulness in the past can bring much peace in the present. Has God ever not been there? NO. Has God ever not worked things out? NO. Has God always provided a way, a means, and a how to carry me through the present struggle? Absolutely YES. The same God who has proven Himself faithful in the past will prove faithful in the present and future.
Jesus said, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:31-34