God has given me many scripture verses during this time of waiting for HIS answer for my husbands job, oh it is so hard for me to wait. I want an answer now, I want to have peace throughout the holidays that a job is indeed coming, I want….I want……I want…… and of course there are times anxiety kicks in big time. I have days where there is peace and trust but as the days go on and there is no news or jobs I can let anxiety take me away and that is when I have to get my eyes focused back on Jesus. It reminds me so much of the story of Peter, he was walking ON water but as soon as he let his flesh take over and eyes away from what mattered, Jesus, he began to sink. I get my eyes off focus so much and feel my Savior gently whispering to me, Remember Angela, I have your family-you are safe with me. I used to worry deeply about EVERYTHING, my friends could surely tell you-I would be a basketcase EVERYTIME a trial would come my way. Of course I’m human and still can worry but not like I used to and not to the same extent. I’m learning to trust more and have more peace when trial comes but it is not easy for me, it has only come by God’s grace and HIM growing me. I love these verses in Matthew, they have always been some of my favorites and even though I have heard them so many times they always bring peace and I never tire of hearing them.
Matthew 6:25-34 (New International Version)
Do Not Worry “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[a]?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Amen to that!