I know, it’s cheesy and probably everyone and their mom has heard this at least once, but do we really take the time to understand and accept it? How often do we find ourselves stressing or worrying about something? Even something that is several days or weeks away. You say, “Of course I believe God has a plan,” but if that was really the case, then why are you stressing or worrying about it In the first place? Why do we consistently worry about things that haven’t happened yet? We aren’t even garunteed tomorrow and we’re worrying about that thing we have to do next weekend? I have found that the things I worry about the most are the things that’s typically turn out to be the best. So when I say that God has a plan, He really has a plan. I always end up feeling a little embarrassed by the fact that I stressed over that event so much when it turned out to be great. It makes me realize that I should have trusted God from the beginning. Worrying about something doesn’t change anything about it, it just causes you to be stressed when you shouldn’t be. My girlfriend is the kind of person who can find literally the smallest stuff to worry about. I always have to tell her that there is no point in worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet. That probably doesn’t make any sense at first, but think about it like this: you really don’t know if anything good or bad will happen, and you don’t even know if it will happen, and you know God has a plan. What’s the point in worrying? God can make even the worst situations work out for the best. Don’t let your worry make you forget this. Oh, one more thing.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” (Genesis 1:1). You say, “Duh Justin, I’ve heard that verse 100 times.” But have you ever really truly considered what that means? God created this earth and everything and everyone in it. He literally has control over every aspect of this planet, bc He’s the one who created it. So on top of every miracle He ever did in the Bible, we have the hope that in the end, He owns everything, therefore He has control over it. He won’t let anything happen to us that isn’t in His will as long as we follow it. Nothing can conquer the power of God, so why do you act like even the little stuff can?
Stay strong. Stay faithful.