“Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’… Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself – Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV)
The digital era is making us live in constant speed. No one has the time to wait for a letter to arrive by post anymore. Expectations at work must now be met in seconds; anything more than five minutes max is unacceptable. You’re regarded to be sluggish and unserious.
This speed has managed to creep into our personal lives such that waiting for the right time now sounds like wasting time. And because life isn’t on an automated roll like apps and social media, we tend to fret and worry. Worrying has a stealthy way of making us lose sight of what we have at the moment and highlights what is missing. But the worst part is that, worrying doesn’t produce any useful ideas. It only produces mental images of how messed up your life is going to be because of the missing element.
I like this statement made about worrying, ‘It’s like a rocking chair…it keeps moving but doesn’t go anywhere.” It spins on its wheels but gains no ground.
As a Christian, I’ve come to learn that God knew me even before I was conceived in my mother’s womb. Since He knows all, nothing that I do or happens to me is a surprise to Him. For every tight situation I find myself in, He has already provided a way out for me. I may see life as a complicated maze but in His eyes, I’m living according to His plan. Whatever I imagine to be late in coming for me is in His perfect timing. We as humans can only plan our lives in a span of 60-70 years but God measures everything in the scale of eternity so what we think to be late is actually not late at all. He knows what age is best for you to receive a particular blessing.
God hasn’t forgotten about you. He didn’t push your case to the bottom of the pile. Your name is engraved in His palm. He is working even when nothing seems to be happening. Worrying is an unfortunate way of telling God you don’t trust Him to take care of you. He says, don’t worry; He’s got you. Before you ask…He knows. As you ask…He’s providing. Stop worrying; start trusting.