I was given a verse this weekend: Prov. 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
I often miss this verse in my hurry to get to the next one, but there’s some profound truth here. Medical professionals tell us over and over again that stress is bad for your health. For me, stress is usually the result of worry over some trivial thing or another. When I worry, it usually means I’m not doing a very good job of trusting the Lord. But Jesus himself said:
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? [Matt. 6]
The old hymn also comes to mind to remind us that we can hand all our worries, stresses and fears over to Him who made us.
Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
So, this week as you walk the road God has given you, remember to trust Him, even with the small things. Remember that He loves you very much, and longs for you to live in fellowship with Him.