Are we worried or anxious? Do we fail to trust God for our temporal and spiritual needs? Are we continually crossing bridges before we come to them?
Hello my name is Bailey and I like planning. I like planning and I don’t like things to change off of that plan. I like planning and I don’t like things to be complicated when there is a simpler way to get something done. I like planning (am I being redundant yet?!) and I don’t like trusting God at times. ::wipes brow:: ok, there! I said it! Sometimes I would rather plan ahead and make and then cross a bridge before God ever asks me to cross them.
When you like to plan, it’s very easy to think ahead and dwell on the “what ifs” of life. I don’t mean catrostiphying everything, but simply making preparations “just in case”. I like to have my own little back up plan just in case God needs my help…you know…;)
I often think that I can even meet spiritual needs by doing things in my own strength and then I find I’m dry and empty. He alone is the one who fulfills me. I think about this time of year and all of the prophesies concerning the birth of Jesus Christ. There were many events and people that fell into place for this miracle to confirm scripture. Did you know about 300 scriptures were fulfilled in His lifetime? That took unbelievable planning! The odds of any other man fulfilling a virgin birth let alone a combination of any other prophesies about the Son of God are nearly impossible!
If God can take full measures to plan and foretell of His Son’s life and coming return, this should allow us to trust that He does all things well.
- Our worries and anxieties come from a lack of trust. Do we believe that He loves us and has the best for us? If not, what are these areas of doubt?
- What are the needs we have right now? Christmas time seems to reveal real need in people’s lives, but what a perfect time to allow Jesus to come into our hearts. Confess these things to Him and allow your hearts to receive all He has for you.
Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.