I’ve always been prone to worry and fear. When I was little, my brother and I would pray every night that we would have “no fires, no fear, and no bad dreams”. As I’ve gotten older, my fears haven’t gone away, they’ve just gotten more sophisticated. Now I fear things like cancer, and miscarriages, my children getting seriously hurt.
When my imagination injects itself into my fears, that’s when things get really bad. Suddenly a little shortness of breath isn’t a sign that I’m out of shape, but a sign of early onset heart disease. Which means that I might die suddenly of a heart attack. Which means that I won’t be around for my kids. Which means…
It goes on and on and on. And it’s not only about health issues. My imagination can run wild with worry over just about anything, from difficult situations in the church to concerns for my children to paying the bills.
Can you relate? Even a little bit?
Stephen shares two important lessons that he has learned about worry and grace. First, most of the things we worry about never happen. And secondly, God does give grace for today. . . . but he doesn’t give tomorrow’s grace until tomorrow–which is what we usually worry about–things that haven’t happened yet.
So please, do yourself a favor. Take five minutes and let this article strengthen you today in God’s amazing grace!