It’s much easier to say, “Don’t worry, everything is going to be okay!” when it’s not about you. I can’t be the only one who sometimes has more faith in other people’s situations than my own.
When I’m going through a tough life change it feels like a puncture wound in my universe that somehow creates a black hole vortex that wants to suck all of the other solidified parts of my life with it. Feels like my life is going to crumble and my foundation is going the drift away like sand beneath me.
It’s hard not to worry about things like money, relationships, wellbeing and such such. When one thing goes wrong sometimes it feels like it’s all going to fail.
There’s a bit in Matthew that echoes in my ears over and over…
“See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.”
It’s the only thing that brings me back into my true reality that everything will work itself out regardless.
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-34 New International Version (NIV)
Our God is bigger than our big problems.
Even if I can’t find the level of worry free that looks like me frolicking through meadows of wildflowers with not a care in the world….
…. I hope I can completely find that quiet confidence of David. That same confidence that took down a Goliath-sized problem with a simple sling shot. That is my prayer for all of us this year. To find a new level of calmness, bravery, and quiet confidence that God is bigger than our big problems.