You know what gets me? It’s what I’d like to qualify as the “sneaky sins.” It’s the things we do every day that don’t seem that bad, but that ultimately show weakness of faith. The one that sneaks up on me most often? Worry.
I worry about the future. I worry about my family. I worry about what kind of world my child will grow up in. I worry about finances. I worry about work. I worry about what we’re having for dinner. I worry that someone will notice the hole in my shirt that I didn’t notice myself until the moment I sat down at my first meeting of the day… beautiful.
It’s so easy to fall into the trap, isn’t it? To let your mind succumb to worry is like trudging through sand. It’s difficult, tiresome and even once you’ve stepped onto solid ground again, you’ll still find traces of it lingering in the places you least expect. Sand, just like worry, makes for a poor foundation.
For something that should be so simple, we get it wrong all too often. Jesus is our rock and our strength, and yet trusting in him completely is somehow hard for us to do. We’d rather be the kind of people who on the spirituality edition of House Hunters go for property #3, Sandy Beach Bungalow.
So how do we make better choices?
Instead of worrying about the fact that we can’t control so many of the things in our lives, let’s be thankful for the one who lovingly sets our path for us. Our God is patient, caring, faithful to his promises and wise beyond our comprehension. He will never lead us astray.
So don’t worry, He’s got this!