Doing Life Together

girl-2786277_1920Let’ face it There is a lot to worry about these days. Shootings, natural disasters, crime, disunity and fighting in our country. Add that to our personal life problems with finances, relationships and work. The end result can be a boat load of worry if we aren’t careful. Worry anticipates the future in an anxious and often negative way. Worry takes us off the here and now and distracts us from the moment because it is future focused. It is a mental habit based on doubt and mistrust. From a spiritual perspective, worry falsely assumes that God has left us for a moment or is immobilized to act.

When difficulty comes, and the moment feels desperate or troubled, God does not abandon us even though it may feel that way. He is completely in control of each moment. Hell may be at work, but Jesus triumphed over hell through His resurrection. His quiet presence is with us as He walks us through difficult times. God reaches into the evil of our world and brings good to us that can be used for His glory. It may not feel that way in the moment. This is why we have to be mindful of God’s presence. He doesn’t come and go, but promises His continual presence when His spirit lives in us.

So right now, abandon your worry at this moment. Take a deep breath and remind yourself, God is here. He is in the moment. Cast your cares and worries on Him. Just be and experience His love and presence. Remind yourself that you are not alone and that His promise is peace for the moment– a peace that passes your understanding.

Meditation scriptures:

 Psalm 8:4—What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?  God cares for you at this moment. He sees your pain, your hurt.

 Matthew 11:28-30—Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

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