12-12-11 Me worry?
Have you ever wondered why trust is so easy about certain things and hard about others? Or how it seems so easy for some and so hard for others. I have a close friend who recently had a biopsy of a questionable spot on her lung. She is still waiting for the results. She is trusting God and believes she has already been healed. I would probably be a wreck, about to have an anxiety attack every time the phone rang.
In the very first church where I was pastor there was a woman I greatly admired and enjoyed. I remember sitting in her kitchen talking while we prepared dinner. I’m not sure of the exact conversation, it may have had to do with our husbands, but I distinctly remember her throwing her hands in the air and declaring that it wasn’t her day to worry. The more I got to know her I realized that there was no day for her to worry because God was truly in control of her every day.
As naïve as I am, I know we can’t take two gulps of God and expect all our anxiety to disappear but there are enough general and specific biblical references that assure me that I can trust God. He not only has my back, he holds my future and he holds me now in this very moment.
My friend who sees the doctor any day now knows this just as my friend who spoke truth and peace into my heart so many years ago did. And today I will choose to believe it too.
How about you?