Monday, August 31, 2009

Matthew 6:25-35...

Anxiety...worry...stress...security...changes...have been driving me to my knees and to the Word for the past few months. These verses in Matthew have been a source of comfort and conviction...one of the few sermons that Joe has prepared and delivered over the years came from these verses.
How appropriate on the day before reality truly strikes my heart--in the form of beginning working again outside our home...that the sermon was on these verses...and not being "anxious about anything".
One of the meditation quotes that I will continue to ponder, I wanted to share:

Anxiety is a sin also because it is a lack of acceptance of God's providence in
our lives. God's providence may be simply defined as God's orchestrating all
circumstances and events in His universe for His glory and the good of His
people. Some believers have difficulty accepting the fact that God does in fact
orchestrate all events and circumstances, and even those of us who do believe it
often lose sight of this glorious truth. Instead we tend to focus on the
immediate causes of our anxiety rather than remembering that those immediate
causes are under the sovereign control of God
. Jerry Bridges in Respectable Sins.

Thank you to the Ladies God is using today to alleviate my "anxieties"...the three women, who for today, are standing in the Gap with my children...loving them and caring for them as I begin yet another leg of this Great Adventure!

1 comment:

Your Friend, Michelle said...

God, the Creator of all things, is in control.