There have been some major changes in my life this year and I’m reaching a point where many things are out of my hands. For someone who likes to micro-manage and constantly be two steps ahead of life, this is a very stressful state.
So I cling to my faith. As I walked to the train station this morning I thought of the story of Gideon and his 300 soldiers.
The LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’
Judges 7:2 NIV
I have spent so much time trying to do “everything I can do,” that I have completely forgotten to rely on everything God can do. It is precisely when I feel powerless that I can expect God to demonstrate His omnipotence.
I’m going to a deep breath and smile. After all frown lines aren’t sexy and worrying is useless.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25 -27, 34