Trusting God gives peace

Do you dread an airplane trip, especially after hearing about a crash reported on the nightly news?

When the phone rings in the middle of the night, do you imagine the worst before you ever pick up the receiver?

Do you envision all sorts of physical maladies while waiting for the doctor’s test results?

If so, you are opening the door for all kinds of torment. The worst kind of thinking steals you of peace. God in his wisdom gives us one day a time. Instead of rejoicing in that day and being glad in it, we can actually cause all kinds of misery.

Time is too short…too precious. Let’s spend time finding happiness, reaffirming our love and faith.

“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” (Matthew 6:34). God knows our frame. He knows our weaknesses. He is well aware that we are only capable of meeting life’s demands one day at a time. That is why we must look to him and live each day by faith.

Trusting God is our peace. King Saul pursued David in every way, yet David said, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” (Psalm 56:3).

Maybe you have guessed by now that worrying is just another name for anxiety. God’s Word tells us not to engage in worry.

When our three active boys were growing up I had many struggles not to worry, especially during the teen years. I finally learned to commit them to God. I placed them in God’s hands. Only as I did this could I be able to avail myself of the complete peace and assurance that comes from trusting God.

Only God gives grace and strength for every stage of our lives. When hard times come (and they do), God is there to carry us through. Yes, even in death, he is there to guide and receive us.

Why should we allow the enemy to rob us of today’s peace and joy by rehearsing some disaster? Why subject us to heart-wrenching experiences that may never come to pass? All that emotional pain and misery may be suffered unnecessarily.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5,6).

Why not trust him? When it comes to worrying there is only misery. So throw your worries away.