Things have been pretty stressful lately. With the recent pandemic, the protests, conflicts concerning Churches, schools, politics and on and on. It’s so easy to just drown in the stress and worry. There are so many little things that are constantly on our minds. Sometimes it can just seem like we can’t get away from it!
God never promised that life would be easy. He never promised that we wouldn’t suffer or struggle, or that hard things wouldn’t happen to us. Everyone struggles in their own way. Everyone has moments where they just think “I can’t do this” and “I’m completely alone”. A moment when they ask, “God, where are you in all of this?”
“God helps those who help themselves.” We’ve all heard it, right? But does God say that? Actually, what God tells us to do is to lay every last care at his feet. Every last worry. Every last bit of guilt from the past. Every bit of anxiety and stress and sorrow. Every pain and every fear, no matter how small. Every conflict, every problem. Give it all to the Lord.
Sometimes, we all need a reminder: God is great. God is powerful. God holds us in the palm of his hand. We are small and weak. We are sinners. And yet God still loves us.
So sometimes we just need to take a minute to remember that matter how bad it gets, no matter how many things go wrong, no matter how tough it is to stay strong, no matter how hard life becomes, no matter how many worries are constantly in our thoughts, no matter how lost we seem to be at the time:
God is still in control. One thing we can find comfort in is that God always has a plan; and we have a great God!
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.” (NIV)
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (NIV)
Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (NIV)
1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (NIV)
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