Saturday, February 09, 2008

Be Still and Know...

This day was a day of turmoil. Rick and the boys were on the truck, and I got a call saying that there was something wrong. Immediately I thought the worst... truck breakdown, no way to service our stores, etc. It's amazing how fast my mind can manufacture scenarios.

Then, my dear Linda came downstairs, pale, weak, ill. She assured me that she was feeling better than she had been yesterday, but when she helped with a couple of jobs, she got an ashen look and had to sit down, immediately. Of course I worried. What mother wouldn't?

There were other stresses today, but suffice it to say that I found myself feeling unsettled and ill at ease. I soon recognized the signs that I was not putting my trust in the Living God. I was focusing on the "what ifs" instead of relying on the "Who Is"!

I have been a Christian long enough that I know that no matter what happens, God is there. No matter what happens, He is still God - God Omnipotent, God Omniscient, God Omnipresent. He will not allow one hair on my head to be damaged, unless it is His will. He will not allow a truck breakdown, a sick child, a major upheaval, or a minor inconvenience to come into my life unless it is good for me. God is good, all the time.

My trials are nothing compared to those of Heather, a wife and mother who just lost her husband and best friend. They are nothing compared to those of Debbie, a mom to a little sweetie half-way around the world, who is waiting for her mommy to come and pick her up and take her home. Debbie's burdens at this time are heavy and unrelenting.

So who am I to worry? Who am I to complain?

Foolish! Silly! I am forgetful and weak. I allow my emotions and fears to run amok, instead of putting my trust in the Living God. I need to be still. And Know. That HE is God!

1 comment:

Martha A. said...

So many worries, it can just consume you until you do not know how to function! Thanks for the post!