It’s all about trust

16 12 2010

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:5-7)

“When we define our happiness by some point in the future, it will never arrive.  We’ll keep waiting until tomorrow.  If we allow impatience to govern us, we will miss the gift of the moment.  We’ll arrive at that point in time that we expected to provide fulfillment and find it lacking,”

How many times have you found yourself wondering what life would be like if you had this thing or that person or a new job or your own home? There are so many what if’s in life, so many desires we have that it can become overwhelming, and easily our main focus. Even as I sit at work, the thought comes into my head of what I am going to do this weekend or next week, and the more I entertain these thoughts, the more I take my focus off of what God has for me today. If I am looking to the future for fulfillment, I am missing the moment of joy now. I am in a state of constant waiting instead of a state of purpose.

Why do we do this so often? think of the future instead of the here and now? In Matthew Jesus speaks to this and asks us why we worry about the future when we have no power to even extend our life one day. Basically he’s saying “Calm down! Why don’t you trust me that I’ve got it?”

Trust. Trust that God is taking care of us today and will continue to take care of us tomorrow, and the next day, and next year. So I won’t be anxious about anything and will continue to trust that God is guarding my heart and mind. That he has a perfect plan for each day. If I live in the moment I will be fulfilled by Him, and not just waiting for something else which will never compare.

In His love,




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