I’ve been reading Max Lucado’s “Every Day Deserves a Chance” and I got to the a Chapter called “Peace for anxious Days.” The big question is, “How can I experience peace when I have so much to be anxious about?”
And if there’s not a fire burning in my personal life at the moment, the daily news reports will remind me that there’s plenty to be concerned about!
Worry tells us that things are going crazy and wonders if anyone is in control. But when we look at history we see that people have always had hardships. The Hebrews in the wilderness had no idea where their next meal would come from . . . and then God rained down bread, just enough for each day. God seems to have a way of teaching us of our dependability on Him. Jesus went as far as to reminded us of how He even cares for the birds of the air and the flowers of the field.
Montaingne said, “My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.”
Corrie ten Boom commented, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows: it empties today of its strength.”
Lord, Help me to keep learning not to worry about anything, but to pray about everything, telling you my needs. And may the peace that passes all understanding guard my heart and mind today in Christ Jesus. (adapted from Philippians 4:6,7)