I know how you feel right now… Nothing is going right. Everything’s a mess. Your plans are falling apart. You’re starting to rethink your entire life, every choice, and every decision. You’re getting anxious, you’re worrying, and you’re starting to doubt if God is really with you, let alone hearing you. I get it… It’s one thing after the next and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any better.
It’s easy to worry… I know because I can often be a full-blown worrier. I worry about what I’m going to do with my life. I worry about who I’m going to marry. I worry about how I’m going to complete my enormous to-do list. I worry about my hair and makeup when they aren’t cooperating. I worry about everything… And my bet is that you tend to worry too.
But the thing about worrying is that it’s super easy to do. It’s easy to get anxious when your plans fall apart. It’s easy to think that you’re alone in this. It’s easy to think that God has bigger and better things to take care of than your shattered life.
The hard thing to do would be to have faith.
When things aren’t going the right way, like they aren’t right now, we are so quick to worry and so slow to trust that the God who spoke the universe into existence holds our life and future in His hands.
We can learn from the example that David set for us in Psalm 13. He literally called out to the Lord not one, not two, not three, but four times questioning God, “How long, Lord, how long?” He came to the Lord in great despair. He was going through some serious crap and by the looks of how he was calling out to the Lord, He felt as if his world was falling apart too. The tone drastically changes in verse 5 as David starts his sentence with a little but powerful three-letter word, “But.” David then begins preaching the Gospel to his own heart. He continues, “But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.”
You see, even in the midst of David’s struggle, even though his circumstance hadn’t changed, he still chose to trust in the Lord’s steadfast love, to rejoice in His constant salvation, and to sing to Him. It’s so important that we grasp that, y’all. Because even in the midst of seemingly unending distress, we can still preach the Truth of the Gospel to our hearts and sing a song of praise to the One who is abounding in steadfast, unchanging love.
David had faith that, despite his current circumstance, God’s goodness greatly surpassed it. I want to dare you to be as full of faith as David was. I dare you, friend, to take a giant step out of worry and take an even greater step into faith. Be daring enough to put all of those fears, worries, and anxieties into the Father’s tender and loving hands.
Because often times, when we struggle, it’s really easy to think and feel like our world’s are falling apart, but we usually fail to realize that it’s actually doing the opposite. Our good, good Father allows us to go through hardships and trials to mold us, shape us, and grow us into the person that He intends for us to be. He prunes us of people, things, and habits to make room for our hearts to grow more…
So, dear friend, I know you’re hurting and I know you feel like you’re precious world is crumbling all around you… But find hope in knowing and trusting that God works all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Your world is not falling apart, it’s simply falling into place.
“The peace and fulfillment of Jesus is literally so good that your bank account can be empty, your body be sick, and your heart be broken, but it can always be well with your soul.”
PS. I found a few verses that will calm restless and hurting hearts. I encourage you to save the photo below and go back to it when you need some encouragement, or share with others who also need encouragement.