“Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God and believe in Me” (John 14:1).
Lately, I have been around many people, (friends, family, and others) whom have expressed stress over very real problems and concerns. I, myself, can remember quite often being stressed about everything and anything from health to money to politics and many other things as well.
At some point, I believe each us comes to realize that, in spite of our best efforts, we are still just broken, sinful, and essentially powerless pilgrims while in this clay world. We actually and truly have very little control over our destinies as we do not have a real say in what talents and circumstances God chooses for us. Even if/when we work hard, make good decisions, and attain “successes,” we must never forget that we are doing so by exercising “natural gifts” that God chose to give us. (Read Deuteronomy Chapter 8 for more on this.)
Thus, if we are seeking Him constantly, praying to Him constantly, and honoring Him constantly, we can know that, in spite of our sinfulness and broken state, it is indeed Him that is guiding our paths and lives whether we like or understand “where we are at” or not. As such, the words of Jesus in John 14:1 become some of those that it is most wise to pray and ruminate on. The more faith and trust that we have in God, the more we know that all is fine and all is for His own reasons. I am not sure about you, but that is more than good enough for me.
So, try not to worry, let your heart not be troubled, and just believe in God and Jesus. All will be well.
To the extent that we believe otherwise, is to the extent to which we need to be praying for greater faith. If there is one certain thing that I have come to fully and wholly believe about God, it is that if we sincerely and genuinely pray for and seek the gift of faith, God will give it to us to the extent to which we truly seek it.
God Bless and Relax… God is in control anyway.
Yes, very true! It is getting to the point of being able to just “Let Go & Let God” that is the struggle.