“‘I must keep praying’ ‘I feel like just giving up!’ How often has this thought passed through our minds (both yours and mine) in recent months? If I am honest, then I must admit it’s been quite often. I find myself so often in hopeless situations where I know full well that only God can deliver me but God doesn’t seem to have the same urgency as I do. Impatience and unbelief are at least a root o…(tharr be more)f all my problems, and pride isn’t far behind, along with frustration (the fruit of my sin). Deep down I know that the Lord is working in my life and that I would be better off if I waited patiently for His time and His way of deliverance, but there seems to be a constant conflict between wanting to honour my God by doing His will and at the same time worrying myself sick over things which may never happen” (Apples of Gold).
That’s the story of my life.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worried myself sick over things that never happened, yet I know I’ll do it again tomorrow. Or possibly the next day.
It’s human nature to worry. It’s almost like anxiety is the default setting for our brains when stressful circumstances occur.
But it’s God’s nature to deliver. That’s what He does best for His children. He delights in glorifying His own name and that often means rescuing His own out of impossible odds or bleak circumstances.
The choice is either to fret over what is beyond your control (and worry is simply imagining your future while omitting God from it) or to rest in the God who has the whole world — and your future– in His most capable hands.
I know what I choose.