Ever have those days that you don’t dare say, “What else can go wrong?” because you are so afraid that it WILL?
Yes? Welcome to my world.
When it gets frantic, I notice that I want to “do” a lot of things to make myself feel better. Clean. Get angry. Fix it. Yell at it. Run away. And my personal favorite, blame, blame, blame.
So I go to my bathroom to vent, and I find I am mostly mad at God. What on earth has He done, you ask? Well that is why I am mad. To me, it looks like He is not doing anything, because my circumstances are getting worse, not better. And you know as well as I do that He has the power to help me. So when He does not, or at least does not on my time table, I accuse Him of not caring about me.
Then I hear my friend Kristen talking about “striving with my Maker.” When I am fighting God, I am fighting for control, or afraid that He will kill me with His driving. So I reach over and grab the wheel. Not smart. I hear the words of a song, “when fears are stilled and strivings cease…”
And His Spirit reminds me of the verse from the weekend that He made come alive. “For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. ” Matthew 6:32
Why do I flip out about bills, and trip expenses, and groceries, and all the other things? Why do I run after them as if I am all alone and it is all on me to make this happen?
My Heavenly Father knows I need them. He doesn’t just know. He knows I need. And He really does care.
I don’t have to run after those things, I just have to run to Him, with faith, believing He knows and He is willing.