I worry about future health challenges. I take care of the body I have been given and enjoy good health, but what does the future hold? What happens if I suffer serious health problems---who will take care of me---how much will the care cost? There is not ONE thing I can do about this, beyond what I am doing, but still I worry.
I worry about my children and grandchildren. This world is a mess--more of a mess than ever. It frightens me to consider the obstacles in their paths. My children are all grown---my grandchildren are their parent's responsibility. Cleaning up the mess this world is in is a bigger job than I can tackle alone. Why do I worry about them--when God's Book is full of promises concerning their futures?
I just finished a great and inspiring book with a good deal of wise insight. One of the quotes I took to heart, "Worrying is praying for what you don't want." The scriptures instruct us to not worry for God is our provider. Jehovah Jireh who knows the number of hairs on our heads and provides food for even the birds of the air is our Great Provider. What does it say of whom our God is when we spend one moment worrying about tomorrow?
The book is an amazing travel commentary of walking the 500 miles of "Camino de Santiago". OH--- WOULD I LOVE TO DO THIS WALK! The path is marked with yellow arrows ---all you have to do is follow the arrows. "By letting go of the worry and placing trust in the arrows, I became confident that I would eventually arrive in Santiago." Five hundred miles---no map--foreign country--dependent upon yellow arrows---faith and trust in the arrows.
We are given a set of arrows--a book full of arrows----all we need do is follow the path marked by the arrows. Faith in the map maker and trust in the directions--will lead us to the goal. "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself." Worry not--He is here and He has the path all marked out.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."