He Is In Control
By Rhonda Sittig | March 28, 2020
Can we just say it up front?? This is really hard! I’ve heard friend’s stories — Moms trying to work from home with no childcare on hand, people who continue to serve out there in grocery stores and hospitals, young friends on the edge of losing their jobs. I don’t think we were really prepared for all this.
It’s not just the chaos. It’s the uncertainty, our not being in control. We say, “If I just do things right, my life will all work out well.” That’s out the window!
I wake up in the night and worries appear, so I pray and know the peace of God’s care and then, at times, tumble right back into my worries.
Everything has changed — it comes down to the basics, our family, our home, our faith. That’s where we’re living right now.
I was reminded in a podcast this week that the opposite of faith is not doubt. The opposite of faith is fear. Do I trust God’s mercy and care in all of this or not?
So here’s what we need:
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;” – Psalm 23:4
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble. Therefore we will not fear.” – Psalm 46:1-2
“When I am afraid. I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust, I will not be afraid.” – Psalm 56:3-4
God knows we are afraid these days. He’s listening to our worries. He loves us and he’s watching over us. He will be near us through it all. That is enough.