"Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass."
Oftentimes we believe ourselves to be trusting in the Lord, when in truth, we're really not.Why do I say this? Think about it for a minute. Can a man look at both sides of a penny at the same time? Of course he can't. Well, he can't be trusting in the Lord, yet be worried at the same time; he's either trusting- or not.
In John 14:1 Jesus said "Let not your heart be troubled."
If we read this verse correctly, we'll see that the Lord is not giving us options here, but a command. "LET NOT, which means, put another way, DO NOT LET your heart be troubled. I'm not sure how we manage to miss this, but we do. We start our day with prayer, have the best intentions probably, yet first time something disturbs our comfort zone,we fall right back into the worrying and being afraid mode.
How different our lives could be, if we would just take the Lord's Words to heart; if we would, from this moment on, view this verse in the way He desires us too. He promised us peace; it is ours for the taking, but we fail to embrace it. Our years of worrying, fretting, being anxious and fearful are deeply rooted. But dear ones, just because they are, we don't have to remain enslaved by them.
God is not going to do anything to keep our hearts from being troubled. That is our job. How do we manage to do it? We manage by every single day, asking for the Lord's help. We do it by being absolutely honest, about how we've not truly believed in Him enough, how we've claimed to- yet continued to let worry and fear be the master of our lives.
If we ask the Lord to help us break this despicable habit of distrust; if we ask Him to enable us to have the faith of a little child, He will give us that faith. But we have to do our part; which is pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps every time we're discouraged. It means doing it over and over again, whenever fear, worries, insecurities, any negative thing threatens to get in between us and the Lord.
May He strengthen and bless each of you. It is always my prayer that you may always know the warmth of His love, the honor of His presence, and the tightness of His embrace.
Love you much,