Many of you know that I write this every morning mostly to encourage myself. I tend to believe that we are all fairly the same, and if I am dealing with something, someone else out there is probably dealing with something very similar. I am on the verge of making a pretty major change in my daily life, and I find myself everyday in a battle between keeping the faith and freaking out. It seems that I get myself in a great place and then five minutes later I have created another worst case scenario in my head, and back to pacing and freaking out. ARGH!
Am I alone is this ridiculous pattern?
I have a lot of confidence in believing I am not. That’s pretty comforting to know that I am not alone, but it doesn’t remove the frustration that I experience in this crazed loop-t-loop. Overcoming the immobilizing fears that we create feels like a major step in this whole “turn it all over to God” thing that followers of the Christ profess. The Christ himself knew that difficulty. The writer of Psalmsunderstood it as well. And of course the Proverbs echoed it as well.
4 If you do this, both God and people will be pleased with you.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. 6 Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. 7 Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. Proverbs 3:4-7 Good News Translation (GNT)