How often does this happen to us? We feel confident in God's ability to handle our lives, but when we are thrown a curve ball with an unexpected test result or illness we become fearful and begin to worry. Jesus reminds us, "you of little faith," "why did you doubt?" (Matthew 14:31) Jesus asks us the same question today. When our confidence is shaken by external circumstances, why do we doubt?
I see my children get upset so easily by a thunderstorm, or a bump or bruise. I think about how they don't really understand the circumstances because they are just children, and I know they'll be fine. I reassure them, hug them and tell them they shouldn't worry. But then God reminds me that I am just like my children. I get scared and begin to worry. I can't see the big picture and I get fearful, and then God reminds me, "oh you of little faith." Just like the children's song, 'He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.' I have to stop relying on myself, stop worrying, and focus on God. He loves us and cares for us because we are His children.
As much as I love my own children, God loves us an immeasurable amount more. His love is unfathomable. Romans 8:39 states, "neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." How amazing it is that the Creator of the universe loves us this much! Luke 12:7 proclaims, "that indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows." We should rest in God's love, praise Him for His faithfulness, and trust in Him. When we focus on Him, then we can truly release our worries.
RACE for the Orphans 5K in Newnan, Georgia