Monday, July 5, 2021

Conquering Worry's 'What-if'

The dark of night is borne away
and swallowed in the light of day
The dark of life is like this too
If we trust God to see us through

Worry’s ‘what if’ robs us of peace
It crushes us with constant care
And fuels the futile increase
Of anxiety and despair

Worry’ s ’what if’, by God’s kind grace
Through faith’s unfeigned humility
Will help us find our rightful place
Leaning on God on bended knee

Worry’s ‘what if’ is mercy-blind
To He who knows and sees our need
Only a heart fully resigned
Can find the courage to proceed

Worry’s ‘what if’ is hard to bear
It robs us of strength for today
Until we place its burden where
God helps us to trust and obey

Worry’s ‘what if’ is like a noose
That snuffs life’s light with dread’s dark rope
Until we cut agendas loose
And humbly cling to Living Hope

© Janet Martin

And we know that in all things God works for the good 
of those who love him,
who[i] have been called according to his purpose.

This verse is not a blanket statement to all humanity; 
but it is a promise to all who love God
and are called according to his purpose!
Pray then, that we confess our sin/pride 
to He who is faithful and just
 to forgive our sins and cleanse us 
from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

Pray our whole Soul-goal is the first and greatest command
and the second like it...
“’Love the Lord your God 
with all your heart 
and with all your soul 
and with all your strength 
and with all your mind’ 
 ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

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