Millions Of Reasons To Worry

There are millions of reasons for you to worry today.

You could lose your job. Sickness could come your way. A very disturbing phone call or text message could wake you up in the middle of the night. Your kid could fail to live up to the expectations you have for him. The person you love could suddenly decide that he doesn’t love you back.

There are millions of reasons for you to worry today.

But there is one reason not to.

It has nothing to do with looking on the bright side. Or with the odds being low that something terrible could happen to you. And it has nothing to do with how prepared you are.

But it has everything to do with the One who is holding it all together.

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 (ESV)

Perhaps you don’t have a hard time believing that Jesus holds it all together. You struggle more with whether or not Jesus is good. Or whether or not he loves you. After all, if Jesus is holding it all together, why do bad things still happen? So that leads you to, perhaps, the most worrisome question anyone could ever have.

Does God even care about me?

He does. And that care is often seen most clearly in your greatest moments of weakness. It is seen in those moments when you are left with only two options; tearfully worry or tearfully trust God.

Paul gives us a good idea of what it looks like to abandon worry and to embrace trusting in God. Even through teary eyes.

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (ESV)

The One who holds all things together does not simply hold all things together. He holds all things together for your ultimate good.

Today, you have millions of reasons to worry.

But don’t pay any attention to them.

Instead, focus on the One reason that you have not to worry.

When your worries are great, he is greater.

When your weakness is consuming, his strength is restoring.

When your ability is lacking, his grace is sufficient.

Jesus.

He will be enough for you today.

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