Can you add a day to your life?


Will he have friends at school? Will he be bullied? Will he meet a nice girl and settle down? Will he get caught up in drinking, drugs or partying? Will he get a good job?

As mums we ask ourselves these questions and we ponder and wonder and worry. Isaac is only 7 months old and yet I’ve already wondered if he’ll be bullied when he goes to school. It’s natural for us to be concerned, it only shows how much we love the babies that God has given us and yet when does concern turn to worry and what can we do to over come it?

There’s a whole portion of the Bible that deals with this in Matthew. Matthew 6:27 says, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” Nowadays we can transport ourselves across the world and back, we can train a lot and achieve great sports goals, we can work hard and achieve greatness at work but we still cannot add days to our lives.

A couple of years ago I was going through a really rough time. It’s funny isn’t it but I know at the time it seemed HUGE and yet as I type this I can’t even remember what it was about! As I was praying, God whispered these words to me, “The circumstances don’t change the Lordship, you do.” God is still in complete control, He’s still sitting on the throne in Heaven and He knows what He’s doing. When we fret and worry we don’t help anything.

Worrying comes from a determination to have things our own way. Instead of trusting that there is a God who cares enough about us to help us, we try and fix it our way, usually resulting in even more calamities!

Psalm 37:7 says, “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Whatever it is today that’s causing you to worry; rest and wait. Whatever has got you all bent out of shape, take heart in the fact that God doesn’t change.

Oswald Chambers said, “Have you been propping up that foolish soul of yours with the idea that your circumstances are too big for God to handle?”
They’re not words for the faint-hearted but they are words we can take heart from. My prayer for you is that as you read this you’ll realize how big God is in comparison to your problems. Some of us are going through really difficult things right now but God is still in control and all we do when we worry is get ourselves all worked up and fretful. Remember, the circumstances don’t change the Lordship, you do.

Comments

  1. Wow Clair! What an awesome post, and just what I needed today! Thanks!

  2. thank you soooo much for that! God is using you BIG TIME!!! i just turned on the computer thinking I needed a break for my brain. Thank you for reminding me today that God IS bigger than my wierd day!

  3. Thank you so much for this today. I HAVE been thinking that my circumstances are too big for God to handle. I will work on that.

    My Isaac is 10 months old!

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