Wednesday, April 15
This post was provided by Rhonda Haney
Hope for Times of Worry and Uncertainty
by Shana Schutte
Have you ever been so overcome with worry that you can’t sleep, and your mind is spinning with concerns about how the future will work out? Have you mentally tried to put the pieces of your future life together because you are struggling to trust the Lord? Oh, boy! Have I been there. There are times in life when worry comes knocking that it can be a challenge to calm one’s mind and just rest in the Lord’s love. Perhaps in those moments, He would say to you and me…
When you try to arrange the pieces of your future where I have not illuminated the path before you, you’ll be in torment. (Isaiah 30:15)
I will care for you each step of the way. I am caring for you now, and I will take care of then, just as I always have. To cease from worry means you’ll be able to rest in peace. But why do you worry so? I will never leave you and I will never forsake you.
I will only illuminate the path directly in front of you and it will always be this way while you are on the earth. When you allow your mind to dwell on a bad report or the awful things that could happen in the future, you aren’t living in my love, and you are imagining moments wherein I have not yet given you my light. (Philippians 4:8)
I only give daily bread.
So, stay in the moment. Live in the present. Focus your mind directly on the decisions directly before you, not on those tasks next week, next month, or next year. That part of your path has not yet been illuminated. My grace is for now. It’s in the now. It’s always in the now. When tomorrow is today, you’ll find grace there too, but not until then. Only then will I give you the grace to do what you need to do. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Rest in my love. I will never leave you. I will never forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5-6). I will provide all your needs and give you strength and wisdom for tasks and decisions as you have need—and not until then. (Philippians 4:19)
Stay in today. I am here.
I love you.
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