Are you anxious this morning? I understand that feeling, in fact, I have spent more time than I wish to acknowledge being filled with anxiety. I’ve spent many sleepless nights fussing and fuming. And all that nervous fussing never changed my circumstances. And it robbed me of blessed moments, time I can never recapture. Psalm 37 is one of my favorite scriptures. And it begins in verse one, “Fret not yourselves.” Read that line again. “Fret not yourselves.” That anxiety you are feeling is not of God. We do it to ourselves. We allow fears and worries to dominate our minds and rob us of peace. Don’t you desire to walk in calmness each day? Let me tell you one of my secrets. We need to trust God in all times.
We need to trust God when it is raining, before the sun comes out. We need to trust that God is working in our marriage, even when it seems on the brink of separation. We need to trust God with our finances, even when our bank balance says $.05. I have a friend who is a victim of a scammer to the tune of $2,500. And she worries and frets repeating over and over, “What am I going to do? What am I going to do?” Well friend, when you don’t know what to do, trust God. Here’s my little mantra I repeat to myself, “Shush, God is at work.” I tell my mind to shush. Be quiet. Wait upon the Lord. Psalm 37:7 tells us to, “Be still and rest in the Lord, wait for him and patiently lean upon Him.” I don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow, not even in the few moments, but I know God loves me and is at work for good in my life.
Friend, if you woke feeling anxious this morning, won’t you quiet your mind with my little affirmation, “Shush, God is at work” and determine to trust God in all things and relax and enjoy this day. Linda