I saw a news article the other day with the title, “Worry on World Economy Shakes Asian Markets.” Now, I could care less about the state of the world markets (or at least those types of markets…I do rather enjoy going to local markets in the countries I visit), but this title stood out for me.
Because that’s EXACTLY what worry does: it shakes.
When we begin to worry (and we worry about so many things, don’t we?), we shake our faith. We allow doubts about the future to shake the faith that we have that God is good and is in control. We’re like Peter walking on water…when we focus in on the troubling things like the wind of the waves, we lose focus of the object of our faith. Sure, those wind and waves are real, but so is God, the God who is faithful.
He’s the one I want to focus on.
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