I wasn’t planning on blogging tonight. However, being that the United States Government has now shut down, I notice some are panicking and concerned about the future of our nation.
Understanding your worry, I see where you are coming from. Normally I would be glued to the news and freaking out when these types of things happen. Not this time though, I prayed earlier today that God give me peace. That is when I remembered: God is in control, after all. So why should I be worried?
So why worry about what is printed on the headlines and what the news anchors say? He is the one who commands the wind, sea, waves, and more. He breathes life into newborn babies every day. He even still heals people like me, undeserving and wretched, so that they might live. He provides for all of us in more ways than we will probably ever realize. Most of all, He offers us grace and forgiveness, forgetting every single wrong thing we’ve ever done in addition to eternal life.
Jesus said it best Himself in Matthew 6:31-34:
31“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
So regardless of what today brings, be glad. Remember that God’s got this, and pray for the employees that will not receive their paychecks along with their families until this situation is is figured out.
Don’t worry. God’s got this.
What scripture do you turn to when you are feeling overwhelmed?