My pastor tweeted something once that went something like this…
“Worry is temporary atheism. An absence of trust in God and His timing.”
And I was like, “Whoa, now there’s some conviction.”
I wouldn’t describe myself as a worry wart, but I do obsess over things.
I find myself hitting refresh on my email or a certain private Facebook group, fretting over something that is absolutely beyond my control.
Here’s the thing.
My worry does not help.
My obsessing doesn’t serve to speed up the process.
All it does is drive me insane.
Worry begets worry. Obsession begets obsession.
There are times when I just need to step away. Get out of my own head. Play with my son. Hug my husband.
Shift my focus away from all these things I cannot control to the One who controls all things.
The One who holds the entire universe in His hand.
Do I trust in that God?
Do I trust in His timing?
Do I trust that He is good, no matter what?
Do I trust that He has me on the journeys He has me on for a reason?
Can I let the rest go?
What would life be like – for real – if we did not waste our energy and our emotions on things we cannot control? What would life be like – for real – if we trusted Him at all times? Through every hiccup. Through every setback. Through every unknown. Through every agonizing wait. Through every heartbreak. Believing with confidence that His plan is best and through all things (from the small and annoying to the huge and all-encompassing), He is working.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You. ~Isaiah 26:3
Let’s Talk: Why do you think it’s so easy to obsess over things we ultimately have no control over? What would it be like if we didn’t?
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