Things Only God Can Say
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
Don’t let your hearts be troubled is some of the most comforting phrases in all of Scripture. No other authority figure expresses these kinds of words. Before exams in college my professors threatened and warned how difficult their tests were. None of them said not to be troubled about finals. Ever had a boss? They keep close watch on you and keep you on your toes. Even good and fair bosses are more than willing to give an employee walking papers if it benefits the company to dismiss them. It’s cause for a troubled heart when you know you’re completely replaceable. And my parents could only tell me to not let my heart be troubled when they were talking to me about trusting in the Lord. Otherwise, parents are constantly preparing their children for the realities of the cold, cruel world they will one day be released to. No one, not doctors, friends, politicians, teachers, or even loving spouses can give us this sound comfort of do not worry because only God is mighty enough to provide for and protect from what may come.
Other things only God can say...
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Thank you for making it so that I do not have to live in anxiety and worry. Thank you for taking care of my needs because you already know what they are. Thank you for caring about what I care about and relieving me from the burdens of life. Thank you that you are nothing like a college professor daring me to make an “A.” Instead, you show me what truly matters and that you have conquered all the realties of what I could worry about. I love you so much and I thank you and praise you for your strength and presence in my life, and I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.