The Secret to Not Being an Anxious, Worried Basket Case

Basket CaseBelieve what God says.

Wow that was easy.

And I’m sure you’re all mad that you wasted a nanosecond by clicking the link for such simple, old school advice.

But it’s true, and I need to remind myself.  My brain regularly defaults into thinking my perspective is the sovereign and all-knowing one.  If it forecasts doom, then doom will surely come.  If it is sure the world will literally crack to pieces with all of my loved ones left homeless and forlorn, then it will be so.  If there is no hope for anything good to happen tomorrow, then the sun will not come up.  Amen.

Then I read the Bible.  And I am introduced to a truth that is unshaken by my personal earthquakes.  Its foundation is sure, its flag waves confidently, its promises will each be accomplished.

God rules the world in sovereign wisdom (1 Chron. 29:11-12).

He has ordained all our days (Psalm 139:16).

He knows the plans he has for me and my family (Jer. 29:11).

He loved us so much he gave his own son for us (John 3:16).

He offers to forgive all our sins (1 John 1:9).

He promises to provide for all our needs (Phil. 4:19).

He works all things for good (Rom. 8:28).

God will wipe away all our tears (Rev. 21:4).

And my feet are moved from the swampy ground of my own perspectives to the rock-solid foundation of eternal truth.  Today has nothing to do with my personal feelings about it, and everything to do with the plan of a powerful and loving God.  The same is true for tomorrow.

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