Hi everyone! It’s Monday! I would like to use this posting opportunity today to speak a word of encouragement.
There are so many people I know right now who are facing difficult or uncertain circumstances. It’s hard to have peace and trust God when you feel like your back is against the wall and that wall seems to be falling down on top of you. So many thoughts run through your mind. Why is this happening? Is God listening? Does God care? Are things really going to be ok? We can’t usually answer the question of why, but we can answer the other questions. The answer is yes. He is listening, He does care and things will be ok. You just have to remember that sometimes the road to “ok” is marked with some tough times. We get to decide whether or not we allow life to break us. Will we trust God in the face of adversity? Will we remind ourselves that God’s plan for us may be somewhat different than what we had planned for ourselves?
I think, for me, just realizing that I have two choices… I can worry and agonize over things I cannot control or I can trust God to do the “heavy lifting” and take care of me. I choose the later! I serve a big God who can handle these situations far better than I ever could. I choose to rest in Him… Believe me, this is not easy for me… I am a world-class control freak! I like to know what is going to happen and when. I am impatient by nature. I am a worrier by nature. BUT …….. God has my back, so for me to worry and be impatient serves no purpose.
So, all of this to say… As we start this new week with new challenges of its own, let’s remember to rest in God. 1 Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” Whether you are facing something as serious as death or just a stressful work week, God cares and He has your back! I feel secure knowing that He is in my corner.
I hope you all have a blessed and productive week! I will see you back here on Thursday for another post!