Stop trying, start trusting
How many of us, as we fired up our devices, had a stressful thought going through our minds?
You might even be reading this and saying to yourself, “I’m about to absolutely lose my ever-loving mind!”
Between bills, kids, work, school, church stuff and just life in general, we are stretched thin. The question I have for you today is not, “What are you going to do,” but rather, “Where are you going to turn?” And more specifically, WHO are you going to turn to?
I know for a lot of Christians, our verbal answer is JESUS! But when it’s 1:45 p.m. on a Tuesday and the floor drops out, our actions say otherwise. Many of us start scheming, planning and trying to figure out ways to make our circumstances go away.
I know because I’ve done this. I’m guilty of trying to HANDLE things. For many of us, we need to stop trying things and start trusting what God has already said about who we are and what we need to do.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt. 6:25-33).
Did you catch that? Jesus knows where you are at, and nothing that is going on in your world is catching Him off guard! He’s got your past, present and future. He is more powerful than we can even begin to comprehend.
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7). He knows where you are, and HE CARES!!
You and I are fighting FROM VICTORY not FOR victory. Because Jesus has already won the war! The battle is over! JESUS WINS!
When Jesus enters your story it moves from a question mark to an exclamation point!
When Jesus steps into your timeline your past has been erased and your future is secure. There truly is no reason to worry.
Today, don’t wring your hands in stress and worry; rather, trust in What the word of God tells you. SEEK HIM FIRST! Look to Him, make your foundation the GOOD NEWS of JESUS CHRIST!
Worship today, because HE IS WORTHY to be praised and see where God takes you.