After a sleepless night filled with physical pain, fear and worry about a family member I finally got out of bed and went about my morning routine. This morning I let my thoughts wander down the path of worry, and started feeling as though I was responsible for another person’s life and choices. Instead of praying, I opted to worry.
In the middle of those troublesome thoughts, I felt as though God tapped me on my shoulder and said, “Susan, I am still on My throne. Do you realize that all this time you spent worrying you could have been praying? The Trinity doesn’t meet in an emergency session. I know all things and nothing escapes My attention.”
It was after I listened to the Lord and reminded myself who God is and what He can do that my stress and worry faded away. I felt a calm and peace come over me. I was able to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. I remembered that I need to be about my Father’s business…praying. God is faithful and true and He is working out His perfect plan, not only in my life, but in the life of family and friends.
When I worry I’m acting as if there is no God. It’s good to be taken to the woodshed now and again. It reminds me Whose I am. But surely it would be better if I chose instead to believe God...to walk by faith, not by sight.