Worrying is a spiritual burden that weighs us down. The only way to not worry is to just trust God.
Instead of worrying about situations that we can’t control, just trust God who has control to do anything. There will be moments in our lives when we will need a miracle, but those are opportunities for God to move in mighty ways.
We just had our last Discover Your Purpose conference and found that every year brings a new challenge. This year we had 1 week to put a band together for the worship part and we didn’t find a keyboard player until the day before the conference.
In previous years we owed almost $2,000 and had 1 week to get the money to put the conference together.
Challenges come, but God has always come through. Instead of worrying, we prayed and God gave the solutions and opened the doors that needed to be opened.
You may be faced with a struggle beyond your control—will you trust God and look to Him?
God reminds us in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” He invites us to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to us” (Matthew 6:33).
When worry and fear come, that is our cue to trust God. Fear can only leave when we choose to give our fears to God and trust that He is able to move for our good. We invite faith or fear by whether we choose to trust God or not. We must always choose faith over fear.
Inviting faith comes as we choose to simply trust God. There is no point in worrying when we remember we are not in control of our circumstances but that God is.
Our job is to seek first His kingdom and righteousness and everything else will be provided for (Matthew 6:33).
God did not call us to worry, but to live faithfully and trust Him. We can rest knowing that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
Let’s not forget that we have a Helper who is always with us, the Holy Spirit. When we are stressed or afraid, we can turn to the Holy Spirit who will counsel and comfort us.
Jesus says in John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
Remember that the God of the universe is with you. You don’t need to be afraid because you are never alone when you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
How do we trust God? By looking at Jesus and not our circumstances.
When struggles come, look above to Jesus and not down at your circumstances. Psalm 121:1-2 reminds us to look up and remember that our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
If we focus on our circumstances, we will be faced with the impossibility. As we focus on Jesus, we invite faith to believe that He can do the impossible.
Jesus is above any hardship we will face. He overcame death, so how could He not overcome your setbacks on this earth? He reminds us in John 16:33, “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
There is no other thing or person in this world that can guarantee us anything. Only God can make promises that we can completely trust and only His Word will stand forever at the end (1 Peter 1:24-25).
Let us not lose perspective of who Jesus is in the midst of disappointments and setbacks. Jesus is seated on the right hand of God and He will reign forevermore (Colossians 3:1).
Instead of worrying about our fears, remember who God is and replace every worry with God’s truth.
David writes in Psalm 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” David wrote this while his life was in danger, but despite his circumstances, he still chose to trust God. The verses right before verse 3 say, “Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack. My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride, many are attacking me.”
Instead of focusing on his circumstances, David chose to focus on God and give praise to Him (Psalm 56:4).
Whatever you may be facing, will you trust God that He is in control and is for you?
Whether our lives are in danger or not, we are called to trust God and praise Him. Trust God in all circumstances. So remember, just trust God.
Prayer: Jesus, even when we are faced with what seems to be the most difficult situation, may our first response be to not worry but to trust in You.