Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mail from God

So, the other day there is this manilla envelope in my mailbox.  I don't remember ordering anything, but it had my name on it, all official like from a company, so I tore into it.  Because who doesn't love getting mail?  Except maybe bills.  No fun.  Anyway, in the manilla envelope is a book by John MacArthur titled Anxious for Nothing  God's Cure for the Care of Your Soul.  Now, if you know me, you will know that I joke about having the spiritual gift of worry, and spent a good part of last year living in anxiety.  So to receive this book out of nowhere from an unknown source seemed almost laughable.  So I decide to read it.  After all, it was free, and on a topic that I struggle to let go of.  Maybe this was God's way of saying, Hey, I want to handle this for you. 

He is probably in heaven shaking His head, because after the way He has taken care of us and provided for us and sustained us the last 9 months, why do I even get anxious about tomorrow?  Worry and anxiety are my achilles heel.  The foothold so easily taken.  The grip so easily taken around my heart.  The fear that steals minutes, even hours of my day. 

The Lord is working so hard on this issue in my life.  The quote that stripped me to the core:  "Christians who worry believe God can redeem them, break the shackles of Satan, taken them from hell to heaven, put them into His kingdom and give them eternal life; but they just don't think He can get them through the next couple of days."


Then the next day after reading that, I was praying for a friend who was needing peace about a situation with her son, and the Lord gave me this verse to send to her: 

God, the one and only, I'll wait as long as He says. Everything I need comes from Him, so why not? He's solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul, an impregnable castle. My help and glory are in God-granite strength and safe harbor God-So trust absolutely, lay your lives on the line for Him. God is a safe place to be. Psalm 62:5-8, MSG

 Then today as I am praying through some worry, it came to me that maybe that verse was for us both.  He is solid rock, breathing room, impregnable, safe.

He is more than capable of getting me through the next couple of days, weeks, years. 

1 comment:

  1. I have to keep reminding myself of these things! I consider myself to be pretty easy going, but deep down I am still worrying if I haven't prayed and asked God to take it away! Btw, I love John MacArthur! I will have to get this book! ;)

    Love you! Eva