It’s so funny how common sense isn’t so common after all, isn’t it? We know that God is in control of our entire lives yet we worry and stress over the things we don’t have and we forget to praise Him for the things we do.
The loss of anything whether it is a person, a job, or even an object is all painful. But when you lose your mind over the things you can’t control is chaotic.
I stop and think to myself, if almost everything I’ve lost in the past has somehow been a blessing and a gain in wisdom to live a better life then, how come it’s so hard to understand that the end of worry is faith?
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” ~Matthew 6:34
God instructs us to live and enjoy life every day no matter our circumstances. But, why is it so much easier said than done when we experience so much pain at times? Why is there so many people suffering and angry with life? It even makes me sad to hear questions of “why does God not stop all this suffering if He’s so good?”
Although I’ve asked these questions many times in my life, I still believe that God is good and that He never means any harm to us. In fact, I dare to believe that all of this suffering may even come from our own past choices and mistakes that we have made. God is only here to help us become better human beings each day to fulfill His promises in this life until we join Him for an eternity.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.” ~Isaiah 40:28
Believing that God is the creator of the world and that He gives power to the weary is sufficient enough to believe that He knows what’s best for each of our lives. What has made us suffer at one point in our lives obviously didn’t literally kill us, but it can make us stronger in character for the best as long as we take the initiative to use it for good.
Notice how maybe after leaving an old job you are somehow now at a better atmosphere and suddenly now with even better goals in mind. Or how about in a healthier relationship after you’ve experienced rejection and perhaps insults in the past one where you now notice even the smallest gestures of your new mate.
Worrying about what we have lost or what we could lose shouldn’t steal our peace. Instead, focusing on what we do have at the moment and learning how to maintain our peace by praising God for it all is the beginning of life.
Worry is the end of faith, and faith is the end of worry…