“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
….O you of little faith? So do not worry saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” —Matthew 6:25-34
It took decades, but I finally understand the above-cited scriptures. For me, it boils down to three words, “Fix it Jesus”. Recently, I was faced with two major stressors. In both situations, I noticed that my response was to say aloud, “Fix it Jesus.” I did so believing that I would be alright no matter how things turned out. In times past, I would have prayed and requested—no, nicely instructed—God to handle the situations a particular way. How arrogant of me right?
Because I am growing more cognizant of identifying God’s operation in my life, I worry significantly less. I have watched God provide for me in miraculous ways. Doors have opened for me because God said so…parking spaces too. (I notice and say, “Thank You”, for things both seemingly big and small.) In addition, I am learning to better discern how to handle being a supporting role in another person’s life without allowing their worries to become my stress.
God wants His best for my life. He wants His best for your life too. He sees the BIG picture. By remembering the blessings He has provided to me in times past, I am reassured that He will do it again. I expect Him to do it again. He cares for His children.
By the way, those two stressors that met me were resolved once I did the things that were pressed upon my spirit to do. One circumstance required me to speak about my inability honestly. The other required me to highlight my ability honestly. There was a time when I would have been uncomfortable doing both. Living in Truth, however, has resulted in me confidently stating what it is and that is that. Always in awe, God has blessed me in both incidences. You see, Jesus fixed it.