“God is not in a hurry. You are. It’s why you are tired. It’s why you are anxious and stressed and disappointed. Trust that what was meant to be yours will be yours.” ~ Unknown
Ever run around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off? Come on. Be honest. We’ve all been there at one time or another in our lives. We fret and worry and stress and run around like crazy somehow convinced that all of our frenetic energy will make a difference.
In a sense, it does make a difference. However, the difference is not what we would like for ourselves. The difference that our stress makes is an increase in high blood pressure, in coronary artery disease, in depression, and in a whole host of other ills.
Why should we do things that ultimately make us sick? I do not know the answer because I am one of those people who excel in rushing and worrying. I do know what the “cure” is, though: slow down and trust in God.
Ah. There is the answer we really need: trust in God. There is something deep within that tells us that we need to trust. However, that something deep within is wrapped by a huge amount of world. The world tells us that we should not trust in God but, rather, that we should trust in ourselves.
Our parents taught us a lot about the need to trust. While we listened to them, we also pushed the limits, asserting our own independence. To that end, we often ended up trusting ourselves rather than others. That got us in a lot of trouble. It may have even resulted in our being hurt.
God does not want to see that happen. God wants us to be incredibly happy and fulfilled. In order to do so, however, we need to learn to trust in God. The early Church needed to learn to trust in God. It was difficult to do so because believing in God led to their death. It was incredibly difficult in those circumstances to trust that God was going to take care of them.
God does take care of us. He leads us through the difficult times of our lives and gives us the grace that we need to make the decisions that must be made in order to bring us to a better place. We are challenged to recognize God at work in our lives and to abandon ourselves more completely to His holy will.
Following the Lord might be difficult on this earth but it is the only sure way to come to the Kingdom that awaits us all.
FAITH ACTION: Pray for those whose faith in God is weak, that they may learn to trust.