Friday, July 8, 2011

Why Do You Worry?

"Why do you worry?  What possible use does your worrying serve?  You are aboard such a large ship that you would be unable to steer even if your Captain placed you at the helm.  You would not even be able to adjust the sails, yet you worry as if you were the Captain or the helmsman of the vessel.   Be quiet, dear soul - God is the Master!"  Charles H. Spurgeon

We go down to Coronado Island at least twice a month. It is beautiful!  To get there, you have to go over a huge bridge that goes over the bay.  One time we saw a HUGE cruise ship parked right near the bridge.  It was a cruise ship that lost power at sea for several days and had to be towed in for repairs.  I could not fathom driving that thing, much less parking it.  I also saw pictures on television of this new cruise ship, the biggest in the world, that had everything you can imagine on it.  How could anyone drive that??? 

Now think about this whole world...There is no way we can control what happens here much less in our own little world.  We have so little control over the events in our lives, yet it is easy to forget that and to start worrying, especially when it seems like everything is quickly spinning out of control. 

Whenever I do start worrying, I remind myself of God's truths.  He is in control.  He's driving this big planet called Earth.  He is good.  He is my heavenly Father.  What comfort!  What joy!  Whew...We can rest from our worry and rest in His gigantic palm.  It is the best place to be and the only place to be.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? (Matthew 6:25)