This is a sweet and simple way for us to think…this will aid in our faith in God, by believing in His word, believing in His promises, and believing in Him! If memory serves me correctly, “Don’t worry” is mentioned approximately 365 times throughout the Old and the New Testaments. Perhaps, just maybe, we should pay attention to that particular teaching. Consider that everything happens for a purpose; unfortunately, God’s purpose is not always clear for us to recognize…so we hold onto our faith that He knows best. There could be a multitude of different reasons that you are going through the things you come in contact with. There could be someone in your future who may need your help, but you can only properly help them with this experience under your belt; maybe, you need someones help because of this experience and God prepared them just for you…there are many possibilities and few, if any, real answers.
We are told in Matthew 6:25, “…do not worry about your life…” because God watches over us and will care for us, if we will just trust in Him, believe in Him and His promises, and if we will just stop getting in His way. Consider how Abram and Sarai in effect, got in God’ way when Sarai suggested Abram take her maidservant as his wife to bear him a child. (Genesis 16) That was a fiasco, at the very least. God made the promise to make him a great nation when he was sent out from his home. (Genesis 12)
We all have this tendency to “help God along with our perception of His plan,” and how often does that work for us? But by being contrite of heart, God lets us know it will all be alright! God wants us to be happy, I do believe this. But I also believe that our requests and desires need to be in alignment with His purpose for us and His will.
God loves us so much so that He gave His one and only Son, Jesus, as the final sacrifice for our sins.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” ~John 3:16-17 NKJV
Sometimes, as we observe others getting away with things that, we do not believe that they should but often wonder why God lets them get away with such? Boiling it down to a simple reasonable answer: perhaps you needed that experience to help them; perhaps God is giving that person more time to turn their life back over to Him and to follow Him; maybe, this will be an experience that this person needed to aid with another sometime in his future…the possibilities are endless! And, I believe, that it is quite difficult for many of us to place heavenly meanings into earthly explanations.
It is much like running into the loving arms of your mother or father as a child and they held you and told you it was alright, or everything was going to be alright. OR, Don’t worry, It’ll be okay! It is that comforted feelings of love that aid us in understanding our God. It is these experiences that we can carry over to help us understand God, our heavenly Father, the Author of life, the Creator of all things.
May God Richly Bless You All!
MK Murphy, PhD, DD