This morning I had to drive my youngest child to school early so she could catch a bus for an academic competition. On the way home I was thinking of some issues with this said child, a meeting that is going to occur next month; and then the next three years of school activities. Needless to say, thinking of all that overwhelmed me. By the time I got home I was stressed.
I asked Shannon if we could pray. I told him all the thoughts going through my mind. And he, thought by thought told me why I didn't have to worry about that. He prayed for me and then left for work.
I know better. I really do.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:34, "tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Why can't we stay worry-free all the time when we know worrying is not from God?
It's cause we're human. We like to be control. We like to know the end of the story. We like to know how things will turn out.
That's why God gave us each other and His word. He knew we'd have to read things more than once (way more than once) before they sunk in. And He knew we'd forget and have to relearn the same lessons over and over.
Faith is a process just like a child learning to walk. When he starts learning to walk he falls a lot. As he gets better at walking he falls less. But that doesn't mean he still won't at times trip and fall. We all get clumsy -- even really good walkers get clumsy.