10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
The human mind is a truly fascinating thing. The more I study it, the more I am overwhelmed by what it does. It never ceased to amaze me at just how powerful ours brains truly are – yet they can be our worst enemies as well.
You see, when we do not have all of the information that we feel we need, our brains take us to the worst possible results and places first. For example, your child is late coming home and when you call them they do not answer. The brain returns to you, “Well they must be laying in a ditch dead somewhere.” Why does it not understand that thoughts like those terrify us and therefore why not start us off a little lighter by thinking, “Well you know Joe – when he is with his friends he forgets everything else and he just must not be paying attention to his phone. I’ll call him again in a few minutes.” See, that is much more manageable right?
But since God created our brains, they work the way they do for a very good reason. I will not claim to know why God made them work the way they do. Hopefully one day He will explain it to us but for now, what God really wants us to know is this – He’s got it. We do not have to worry about anything and He never wants us to worry about anything.
Did you know that God sees our worry as a lack of faith and trust in Him? After all when we worry, what we really are saying to God is, “I just do not believe that You have this God. I am worried about this and I feel like I need to do something about it since You cannot handle it.”
So when we feel ourselves start to head down the worry road, our first thought should be, “God’s got this! There is nothing for me to worry about. Besides there is nothing I can do about it anyway, and after all God has the power to do what I cannot, so it is always better to trust Him for the perfect outcome.” This will instantly stop the undue stress and stain we put on our bodies and minds with all of the useless worry and fret.
I know it is very hard not to worry sometimes. That is why I keep Isaiah 41:10 on a little card in my wallet and I get it out and look at it all the time. I am prone to be a worrier for sure. I cannot tell you how great it has been to have that card with me when I start to worry. God loves it when we trust Him and when we let Him know that we believe in Him and we know that He keeps His word. Therefore Isaiah 41:10 shows us that God’s got it!
Let Him have it! Keep your trust and faith in Him in order to always receive His very best for your life.
Pastor Brad Komgenick