Are you a worrier? I am.I confess.I worry, alot. Always have been and what does that say about me? That I haven't placed ALL my trust in God to bring me through lifes ups and downs. Even though I say i've given it all to him.
Times are tough, we all know it, it's nothing new. I work for a small private health insurance administrator and up until last week we all still had jobs. Well, at this typing I still do have one. Last tuesday the owner proceeded to call everyone together and say that he was going to have to lay off some people. As of today we don't know who those people are going to be. It makes me worry, see where i'm going with this?
When I heard those words I did worry at first. While everyone who works needs their paycheck otherwise they wouldn't be working it's even more vital for someone like me. I'm a single mother so there is no other income to fall back on if I get layed off.
God's been talking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe more like soft gentle reminders to trust him completely. Actually for the first time in my 48 years I have truly placed this concern in my life at the foot of the cross.
So what messages has he been sending? My sunday school class is a coed single adult class and right now we have a interim teacher. This past sunday he started a series he calls facing the giants. At first I wasn't sure what he meant but now I know. Guess what he talked about? You got it, WORRY! It's almost like God head slapped me like Gibbs does to his crew on NCIS. But in a very loving way :). I listened intently so not to miss a word of what he was saying and the group involvement was great. Lisa don't worry, I have a plan God said.
This morning I open my devotional book to find my morning devotion on worrying. He did it again and the message really rang true to me.
Okay, now I get to my job that I may not be at much longer and flip up the little scripture desk calendar I have and what is the scripture for the day?
Then Jesus said to his disciples:
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body what you will wear.
Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes."
HE has been talking to me about some other things in my life too and i'm listening, intently.
Are you worried about areas of your life? Even the areas that you have some control over but don't handle as well as you could? God has it taken care of so let him do it!
"Trust God will all your heart and lean not on your own understanding", I'm trusting God!
What about you?