Matthew 6:27 NLT “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”
Why do we worry? Is it because we do not trust God? Do we worry because we are trying to control the situation? Or could it be due to our lack of faith that God has everything handled?
On day 3 of my 21 days fast, I remember I kept reading and hearing Philippians 4:4-6, “Be anxious for nothing”. Immediately, I thought it was for the people I shared the scripture with on my IG live the night before but little did I know it was meant for me as well. God had given me new ideas on my way home from work, and I couldn’t wait to write them down in my journal. As I began to unpack, I reached in my work bag noticed that my journal was not in there. I looked around my apartment in hopes that I might have left it home from earlier in the day, but when I was unable to locate it I figured that I might have left it at work. Instead of dwelling on it, I decided to write my ideas down in another journal until I was able to retrieve my 21 days fast journal.
The next day I checked my desk at work in anticipation that I would retrieve my journal and to my surprise, it was not there. I started to get anxious and then I quickly reminded myself not to worry. I chose to retrace my steps in beliefs that I was overlooking my journal. Later that night, I began looking for my journal again in places where I might have omitted and once again there was no journal. I was worried about where I could have misplaced my journal because there were valuable revelations, ideas, and confirmations that God had given me within the 3 days. At this point, I decided that I was going to pray about it because I was not doing what Philippians 4:4-6 was reminding me to do.
The next day I prayed about it again, but this time I asked God for it to magically appear. Later that afternoon, I saw a bumper sticker that read, “Don’t worry… God has everything handled”. I took note of the sign God had just shown me and proceeded to no longer worry because God handled it. A couple of hours later I started to straighten up my living room and I moved my work bag from my couch to my chair, where I usually place it when I get home from work. As I turned around, I was startled at the fact that my journal magically appeared on the arm of the chair. I stopped myself in confusion because I searched all over and never saw the journal. When I looked again, I noticed my scarf and said to myself, “Was my journal hidden under my scarf this whole time?”. At that moment, I realized that when God says don’t worry He’s handled everything, He truly means it.
God cares about every single detail of your life. No matter how small or big the concern or issue is, God will take care of it. God will show up when your focus shifts so it’s important to not worry because He’s already handled it.