My life as of late has been a whirlwind of activity and emotion – far too busy for my taste! I miss being able to write on a daily basis and to catch up on some of my favorite blogs. I miss watching the birds feed in the backyard. Today, I’ve been given a gift – a day off – so I’m trying to make sure that I fit in some of those favorite things while I have the time.
In the wake of the emotional and physical roller coaster ride that I’ve been on, I was thinking this morning of how to regroup. I asked myself the question, ” Have I spent as much time praying about all of the tests and trials that have been bothering me as I have spent worrying about them? The answer was a pitiful, “No.”
A couple of bible verses come to mind:
Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you of much more value then they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? …
Colossians 1:9 “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray and make request for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.”
Yes, I do believe that God is in control. Again and again He has shown me of His ever-present faithfulness, providence and love. It involves prayerful surrender – trust. Often, it is only when looking back that I can see the amazing way He has been at work – putting all parts of the puzzle of my life together.
From God Calling by A.J. Russell: ” Looking back you will see that every step was planned. Leave it all to Me. Each stone in the mosaic fits into the perfect pattern designed by the Master Artist… But the colors are of Heaven’s Hues, so that your eyes could not bear to gaze on the whole, until you are beyond the veil. So stone by stone, you see, and trust the pattern to the Designer.”