I have a baby I want to birth into the world, very soon. And the whole logistics and technicalities in delivering it just drives me crazy.
“How am I going to make it? What am I going to do? Where will I get the money?” and last but not least, “God, are you there?”
Do these questions sound familiar to you? Are they perhaps, questions you’ve asked recently?
Then welcome to the club. I call it the Worry Club.
We’ve all been part of that club at some point in our lives. There are moments when bills need to be paid, but the money is nowhere to be found. Situations occur in our lives, and we have to make really tough decisions that affect everyone involved. Sometimes we don’t see that light at the end of the tunnel and we feel trapped.
The Worry Club always has a way of making you pay your dues even before you decide to discontinue your membership. You’ll pay through your emotions, your health, and spiritual well being. Anxiety and worry causes undue stress, not to mention a myriad of other negative things it does to your nervous system. By joining the club, you could end up be an emotional wreck, and spiritually depleted of your joy, energy, and enthusiasm for serving Christ.
So yesterday, I was just going through some stuff and replying mails from home and decided to clean by inbox a bit. I got to a mail that, sometime last year, made me whoop and hop for joy. I remembered that before I received that mail, I was sick with worry. I struggled through months, wondering what was happening. Why this particular project of mine was taking so long to click.
While I was worrying, God was working. The letter finally came. Oh, what joy! It came at the perfect time. It was not too late, not too early. Just on time. And He provided all the resources needed too. God is indeed faithful.
But in spite of God’s warning in 1 Peter 5:7 –give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you –I tend to hold onto my cares and worries instead of giving them to him.
I’ve bumped into many anxious situations in my lifetime, but I’ve learned to pass through them knowing God wasn’t the author. This enables me to view and respond to them differently. My circumstances are never out of control when God’s in control. Nor does God allow anything designed to arouse worry and anxiety. Satan is the troubler of my mind, emotions, and experiences. He knows he can’t steal my eternal security, so he attempts to rob my peace by sending a few trials and uncertainties. The proper response–even though I must continually remind myself, is to give my worries and cares to God. He cares for me; Satan doesn’t. When I respond properly to troubling situations, others are impressed, my light for Christ shines brightly, and my Faith explodes.
Yes, my Faith explodes. It is the only cure to worry, you know?
Ready to join the Faith Club? Well, hop aboard. Don’t worry, there’s no penalty for signing up too late, and the only dues you’ll pay will be the commitment you make to trust Christ for everything you will ever need in life. And the good thing about it is, membership to the Faith Club offers GREAT benefits, like peace of mind, joy, security, and strength to face the hard times. Additional perks and bonuses are also available.