Doesn’t it seem like the winter drags on and on, until one day the weather warms up and you realize the first race of the season is two weeks away? That is what happened to us this year. We still need to submit our taxes, one of our cats is not doing well and we have nothing ready for camping this year. Are we renting a hotel room next weekend? What do we do with the dog? Can Kristen eat anything at the track that won’t screw up her Weight Watchers points?
We have to remember that calendar time doesn’t matter when we’re working on God’s time. We can plan, worry, fret and complain, but none of these actions are productive. Ecclesiastes (and that famous song by The Byrds) tell us this plain and simple.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
If we are working for God, He will provide what we need and take care of the details. He delights in our trust and love for Him, and He wants to provide.
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
When you start to stress about the tiny details in life, send your worries to God in prayer. You will be amazed at what He can take care of, instead of what you struggle to take care of on your own.