What to do with worry

What to do with worry
October 20, 2018

Life in the wilderness has its challenges for sure. Being 400 miles away from my hometown, not having any real connections here, and facing discouragement in different ways are some of the challenges. Through it all, I have had to rely on my faith to get me through each day. One passage of Scripture really stands out to me this week.

5 In the same way, younger people should be willing to be under older people. And all of you should be very humble with each other.
“God is against the proud,
but he gives grace to the humble.” Proverbs 3:34
6 Be humble under God’s powerful hand so he will lift you up when the right time comes.  7 Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:5-7)

In this short passage, Peter gives a couple of instructions and there are a couple of key points. First, humility brings God’s rescue. He will help those whose hearts are humble. He gives grace to them, that is He freely gives what is needed in that moment. The second point I see here is that we are to bring all our worries to Him because He cares for us. I really want to focus on that phrase “all our worries”, that is there is nothing too small and there is nothing too big.

This week I had a concern about the number of hours I worked as there was not as many assignments this week in the earlier part of the week. I really had to bring the concern to God and in a short time, He provided opportunity to have more work. It might seem insignificant, but in this particular moment, any moment where God shows up and answers prayer is huge for me.

I encourage anyone reading this right now, that there is no concern too small, and no concern too big for God to step into and provide what we need.

Father in Heaven, thanks so much for this reminder that You care for us. Because of that truth, we can bring any concern to You and You love us. I pray for myself, and anyone reading this that we continue to remind ourselves that You have provided for us in times past, and in present times we can trust in Your promise that You will help us in whatever situation we are now facing.

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