#TreasuredTruth #82Of366 #RawderKidulaKedaha
I have just posted a Sunday school lesson that I recorded this week for all boys and girls to watch from home. (Check out Rawder’s World on YouTube) When I was preparing the lesson and several others for later, I had children in mind. I thought that they need to be reminded that God will take care of them especially now when uncertainty is overwhelming us. Yesterday I stumbled upon a notebook that I had written a few goals to achieve in this month of March. It dawned on me that I had done nothing towards them. I was not even thinking of them. Well, I have a good habit of writing things that need to be done; I also have a bad habit of panicking when I have not completed the tasks. So here I was counting the few days to the end of the month and it was evident that I couldn’t even start working on the projects. I was disappointed in myself. It will stall everything else planned for the year.
I then remembered my Sunday school lesson. It was actually for me! Oh yes, boys and girls need that assurance but God wanted me to get the assurance as well. Here I was worried about the future, minutes after telling others not to worry about anything. God reminded me that ‘many are the plans of man, but Gods purpose will always prevail’ (Proverbs 19:21) I smiled at my notebook and asked God to take away every worry and teach me to depend on His ways. Normally it would take me days to stop worrying and ranting at everyone, but after the assurance I got from that Sunday school lesson, which was meant for children, I have found peace. Peace in knowing that God will take care of me. Many things don’t always go as I plan but at the end of the day, there are also many unforeseen things that come my way. Even in the worst disappointment, there’s always a reason to rejoice.
Maybe you are the worried right now, looking at your business, your family, your job and other areas of your life. Things seem stagnant. It is impossible to work from home. Projects have stalled, nothing is making sense. I have no idea what might be bothering you right now, but all I know is that when God said we should not worry about anything, He knew this season would come. His word stands: Do not worry. He will take care of everything. It feels bad not to achieve your goals, it is disappointing and frustrating when targets are not met, but worry makes things worse. Time spent worrying is time wasted. There’s little we can do to change the current situation, but we need courage and grace to face the future. Maybe the Sunday school lesson was for you as well. God will take care of you. He will provide, He will make a way, He will bring forth healing and restoration, He will cause things to work for your good, He will fight for you. Stop worrying, let God take care of you.
‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 4:6-7)