WHEN YOU WORRY
You've been on my mind and heart.
I've been praying for you.
I see you struggling and planning,
worrying and sweating,
crying and running at a furious pace.
You're trying to move that mountain by yourself again, huh?
God asks that we cast all our cares on Him because He cares.
Think about what your worrying says to God when you refuse to give things over to Him.
When you worry about money,
you're telling Him that He is unable to provide for His children.
That although He has riches beyond belief in Heaven,
He is too stingy to share them with you.
When you worry that no one understands you,
you're telling Him that although He has been with you since before you were formed in the womb
and has carved you into the palm of His hand,
He doesn't know you.
When you worry that you will not have enough food,
you're telling Him although He rained down bread from Heaven in the desert to feed His children,
you are the one He's forgotten.
When you worry that your enemies will have victory over you,
you're telling God that although He has given you spiritual battle gear to defend yourself,
that despite His track record of being a giant slayer,
Red Sea divider,
lions' mouth closer and a furnace cooler,
He can't handle your coworker, your neighbor or a former friend.
When you worry and refuse to give the problem over to Him,
you're telling Him that although He could create the world,
He can't handle what's going on in Your world, so you will.
You are saying that He won't work things out,
that obstacles cannot be overcome,
that mountains can't be climbed,
that healing cannot occur,
that what is lost will not be found,
that joy does not come in the morning,
that He is not the God of a second chance,
that the Promised Land has been swallowed up by the desert,
that you have discovered the height,
depth and width of His love
and found it to fall short of your needs.
Think about what your worrying is saying to the One who loves you the most.