I am tired. My anxious mind has been running a lot lately. So much so that earlier in the week, I could NOT sleep-for 36 hours. Never in my 31 years of existing have I done that. It is not something I want to do again. I need sleep WAY too much for that!
What caused this anxiousness that kept me awake for a day and a half? The world. It is a scary place these days. In America, there is so much fighting-even amongst loved ones-over politics. The yards of our neighborhood are littered with political signs. Strangers are being cruel to each other on every news channel that posts on Facebook. On any political-type post, there will be hate-filled comments. I said in response to someone to one post that, as a Christian, I don’t agree with abortion. God states pretty clear, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER. He didn’t say “unless you are unable to provide for the child.” In Luke 12:22-32, Jesus tells his disciples all the reasons they should not worry. I could go on and on, but that’s not the point of today’s post. The point is, when I replied that my belief’s tell me abortion is wrong, someone commented in reply by saying “You should have been aborted.”
What? I don’t know you. You don’t know ME. And you are saying I should have been murdered…. That’s not cool. If that was your way of trying to get me to “see your side” then, well, it didn’t work. Instead, I feel sad that you are so lost and confused.
Hate is not the answer. I am a people-pleaser. To me, it is unimaginable that you hate mankind so much, that you would attack strangers… that you are okay with destroying other people’s feelings just to make sure you sound…meaner? I don’t know. I don’t get it. Oddly enough, what brought me the most comfort during this mind tornado I had, was reading Matthew 24. What stood out to me was found in verses 12-13: “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” While reading that entire chapter in Matthew, I was thinking “yep, this could definitely be the beginning of the end of times..” (even though later in the chapter it DOES say that the day or hour is unknown.) Back to verses 12-13, Jesus tells us the love of most will grow cold. Love will grow cold. That’s so sad to me. But these words are from Jesus Himself. This is how it must be.
Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
This is one of the many cool things about God. His yoke is easy. His burden is light. We, as humans, were never meant to be anxious about anything. Luke 12:7 “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” and further down in verse 11, “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” As Christians, we hope that our President will be a Christian to uphold our values we have from God, so we can honor His word.
All these verses tell us the same thing: it doesn’t matter what you’re going through. It isn’t our job to carry the burden and worry about everything. What can we possibly do about anything?? Get on your knees and talk to God. He will put it in our hearts what we need to do.
God’s got this. God’s got us. God has got YOU!!
❤Much to love each and every one of you reading this post. I pray you have an amazing SONday! ❤