Wednesday, November 12, 2008

May God Bless You, Too!

Ah. That's better. This has been an emotionally stressful time; I'm just now getting back to my usual charming.
Yes, stressful-even those of us who know God, who trust God, who are told by God not to worry, not to fear...we are still human, and not immune from the stresses of Life.
Jesus was so wise when He said,
"25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:25-34

In those red letters we find that God not only knows we need stuff, but God is the source of all of our stuff, and He is happy to take care of us.
For those of you who do not believe in get all of your stuff from God also. You are born into His creation, and whether or not you acknowledge His existence, He doesn't change. Talk about stress, huh?
My stress wasn't from 'my team' losing the election; it came from taking the long view, seeing how this election will change the world. No matter what happens, faith in man continues to seem foolish compared to having faith in God. I do have faith in man's ability to mess things up, and faith that God will never be frustrated. His plan for His children is perfect, and will be perfectly executed.
Praise God!

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