Have you ever had one of those days when it seemed like the whole world was conspiring against you? I have and it’s no fun. Here’s what I do when I feel like the sky is falling.
Take for instance, the upcoming election. Many believe it’s the end of the world. One bumper sticker I saw the other day, pretty well sums up how many people are feeling. It read, “Giant Meteor 2016- Hope for the Future!
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to vote as the Lord leads and open the windows on November 10th. Chances are, the birds will still be singing.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows”. Luke 12:6-7
When we start caring about ourselves more than we ought to, we have a tendency to forget about how much God cares for us!
Sparrows are one of the smallest birds, yet the scriptures tell us that although they are of little value in man’s eyes, they are of great value to him! In fact, not one of them is forgotten before him.
Right now, it may seem like your sky is falling, but you need to know that God cares for you. Not just you in general, but all of your details. Your health, finances, children, marriage, job….God’s got you covered. So even if your sky does fall, you can be sure God’s ready to do something about it.
Someone once said 9 out of 10 problems coming down the road at us, end up in the ditch. I don’t know how true that is, but in my own experience it sounds about right. Usually the problems we face are actually opportunities in disguise.
If you’ll only wait one more day, you may be surprised how quickly things can change in 24 hours. This isn’t just speculation, I’m speaking from experience.
Remember George in “It’s a Wonderful Life”? George was the kind of guy who put everybody before himself. He even decided against college to fill his father’s vacated C.E.O position at the home town bank. One day his uncle misplaces the bank’s deposit and the town finds out about it. The next day, they all come to withdraw their money and the bank goes belly up. To make matters worse, George is at his breaking point and mistreats his family and gets into an argument with his wife, so he goes out into a ferocious snow storm.
Now angry and hopeless, George gets drunk and crashes his car into an oak tree. In fact, things get so bad, he contemplates suicide. Just as he is ready to jump into the icy river, his angel, jumps in before him. Now rather than thinking of suicide, George jumps in to the frigid waters to rescue his angel. Up until this point, George has been thinking about nobody but himself.
How about you? Is the decision you are about to make based on what is best for your family and friends or is it all about you? Right now, it feels like you have to take matters into your own hands. Right now, you probably just want to start feeling better and happier. Would you do yourself a favor?
Sleep on it.
Don’t find out the hard way like George did that it pays to stay at home. You don’t have to go somewhere else and start a new family to be loved. God loves you right where you are. What you need to do is trust him and wait.
Here’s a prayer to get you started. “God, treat us kindly. You’re our only hope. First thing in the morning, be there for us! When things go bad, help us out!” Isaiah 33:2 (The Message). Notice Isaiah sees himself as part of a larger group. He doesn’t just pray for himself, he prays for others also. We’re all in the same boat. I’ll bet there are many others feeling the pressure just as much if not more than you are. Don’t just pray for yourself, pray for them.
Chances are things didn’t get this bad over night and it’s going to take some time to rectify. If God has preserved you this long, wouldn’t you agree he’s capable of doing so a while longer. Do something rash and your sky just might fall. Instead trust God is going to keep your sky from falling. He’s pretty good at that you know. The sky is not falling, Henny Penny. It was just an acorn.
“He is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Colossians 1:17