There are plenty of opportunities these days to worry about . . . particularly with respect to various events associated with next week’s election and the cloud of lies and duplicity associated with them. We’re getting more information that PTrump will gather more electoral votes than in 2016 . . . but what if he doesn’t? What if PTrump wins and the lying Democrats continue with their obstructionism in the House? What if we get the House back but Kevin McCarthy really is a Paul Ryan protege? What if the corrupt Executive leaders largely retain their positions? What if AG Barr really isn’t interested in prosecutions? What if Hillary, Obama and Biden escape justice? Worry, worry, worry.
As has been mentioned numerous times, the events of the future will happen in accordance with God’s plans . . . and God’s plans are perfect . . . and they are crafted so that all things work together for the good of those who love God . . . even though we don’t see it or may not even agree with it.
We don’t have to understand . . . we need to trust . . . and not worry. God’s got this, even if we witness the greatest travesty that politics in American has ever seen.
Tough to do? You bet . . . virtually impossible, but there it is.
Trust . . . don’t worry . . . and Praise God!
Scripture Reading — Matthew 6:25-34
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” — Matthew 6:34
I’m generally a glass-half-full kind of person. I trust God for the future. Yet I admit that I do secretly worry about what will happen when my three-year cancer treatment plan ends. I worry about my children who have already lost their father to cancer. I worry about my husband having another heart attack. I worry about my dad’s grief and loneliness after losing my mom and then my stepmom.
What secret worries linger in the back of your mind?
We can imagine Jesus lovingly shaking his head at all of our what-ifs, and asking the rhetorical question “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Jesus teaches us not to waste time with such concerns but instead to “seek first the kingdom” of God. We can focus on living out the gospel, sharing it with others, and maximizing the time we are given.
Jesus challenges us to have faith and to trust that the Father knows exactly what we need. Rather than fret, we are invited to surrender our stress to Jesus. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,” he says, “and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).