“All good gifts around us are sent from Heaven above. Then thank the Lord, thank the Lord, for all His love.”
Ever have one of those extremely good days? The kind of day where you just have to sigh and smile when you look back on it and then thank God for it? Of course, I should thank God for every day. No matter what. I do try to remember to do that. But sometimes, I’m sorry to admit, I forget. Other times I am so overcome with gratitude that I can barely contain myself.
So today is one of those days. If you read my blog a couple of days ago, you know I was anxious and worried. I was struggling to break free from those feelings and I certainly have, but it was mainly because of events that occurred in which my worst fears were never realized. In fact, my best hope, which I only fleetingly imagined might happen, became a reality. So now I’m grateful and happy.
I am trying to remember the lessons of this experience. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorry; it empties today of its strength,” Corrie ten Boom tells us. Of course, Jesus, says much the same thing: “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” He asks in Matthew’s sixth chapter. No, no we can’t. And He goes on to tell us that the very hairs on our head are counted.
Then there is the crux of the matter a little further on: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.” Jesus does not deny that we will encounter challenges in life. He just wants us to not worry about when they will occur. Or even wonder. Don’t even think about what hurdles tomorrow has in store for us. That’s trust.
God’s got this. Whatever ‘this’ is. How incredible it would be for you, for me, for all of us, if we had unwavering trust in God. No matter what occurs, He will be there with us, in us, loving us and waiting to heap His grace and peace upon us. Those are the things that trust in God will get you. Pretty awesome.
If you want to hear the song I quoted at the beginning of this entry, here you go!