Matthew 6: 25-26 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 important than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds in 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?
Once there was this girl who believes in God. She really believes in Him, she prays and talks to Him, she does things she thought would please Him. She’s alright she says, as long as she believes in God she’s okay. But she doesn’t understand the amazing power of the love of God, she didn’t understand that knowing God includes knowing that He has a plan for her, a very good one. So the girl worried, she worried a lot, she said she believes God but then she’s always nervous that things will go wrong, that things wouldn’t go the way she wanted it to be. She said Jesus is her Lord and Savior, but when she worries like that she was taking Christ out as the Master of her life.
It really is sad it has to happen to her. She sees herself as a pretty good Christian… until she had a fresh encounter with her Master. She saw the face of Jesus and His grace made her understand: God is sovereign and He understands what she’s going through. She finally saw that faith is not just knowing, faith is trusting that God has the best plans and He will go through everything with her. Yes, things don’t go the way she wanted it to happen but as soon as she fixed her eyes on the cross the peace of God overwhelmed her very being. She started crying, she realized how foolish she was relying more on herself when her Heavenly Father is already with her and is more than willing to comfort her. She surrendered, He took charge and though things don’t always seem so clear to her and pain still exists… His embrace assures her that He’s got it all under control and that even in the midst of trials she can have joy knowing God is with her and is for her.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.