I spent some time ‘gisting about God’ last week and an older woman shared her experience with me.
She had to travel from one country to another. She had 6 travel companions. She discovered that she needed some paperwork urgently, without which she would need to pay for a change of the tickets for all of them or lose the money paid for flight for all of them.
Their flight was scheduled for an evening.
She prayed and prayed.
The night before the travel, she could not sleep. Worried sick, she stayed awake and allowed her mind to play out the various loses she may suffer as a result of this one loss, she finally drifted off to sleep at about 6am.
Quarter past 9am, she received an email. Her paperwork had been completed and she was to collect her passport at 11am .
She could fly at 5pm!
She said that after reading the email again and again, just to convince herself, she spoke out to herself…..YOU SHOULD HAVE SLEPT!!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST SLEPT ALL NIGHT…
Whether she slept or stayed awake worrying, that email would have arrived all the same. Tired and stressed from a sleepless night, she still had to pack her luggage in a hurry. She didn’t miss her flight and she didnt lose any money.
Jesus said to his disciples: I tell you not to worry about your life! Don’t worry about having something to eat or wear. Look at the crows! They don’t plant or harvest, and they don’t have storehouses or barns. But God takes care of them. You are much more important than any birds. Can worry make you live longer? If you don’t have power over small things, why worry about everything else? Don’t keep worrying about having something to eat or drink. Only people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father knows what you need. But put God’s work first, and these things will be yours as well.
Luke 12:22, 24-26, 29-31 CEVUS06
The BIBLE asked…
Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life?
I believe that God is still waiting for a volunteer who will answer that question. No one has managed to share with us the benefits of worrying.
All the times when you worried yourself sick, where did that take you?
What did it get you?
If you worry only and do nothing else, your situation remains the same.
If you do several things eg pray, search for solutions, without worrying, your situation will change. That tells us that WORRYING IS NOT AN ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE CHANGE THAT YOU DESIRE.
So, why do we worry?
Your results won’t change just because you worry, they will change because you ask God to change them when you commit them to Him and you then take active steps.
Sisters, worrying drains you.
I know that its difficult to stay calm and focused when life circumstances are staring at you in the face and shame is imminent.
If you can, just try and remember two things…
Your results are not dependent on how worried you have been…..
You need to sleep, you will need a sound mind to deal with the next step of the journey.
God is able to do what He will do, whether you stay awake worrying or you fall asleep trusting. Be wise, choose the easy way out…AFTER YOU HAVE PRAYED AND DONE WHAT YOU SHOULD, SLEEP THROUGH THE STORM. After all, you are only human and you cant help yourself.
Lord, i am only human. Forgive me for the times when i had acted as though i was all that i needed. Help me to trust you even when i cant see your physical hand. Help me to stay calm in the storm.
Help me lord to remember that you wont leave me without a way of escape.
In JESUS NAME.
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