I hate being sick.
But it's not the runny nose or stuffed up head that gets to me. I was actually quite sick a couple weekends ago and what bothered me most was losing my voice.
That and being dizzy.
Cause those are two things where my body is totally out of my control. Try as I might, I simply couldn't say anything that didn't sound like I was going through puberty all over again. Nothing I could do would stop the dizziness.
I was pretty miserable, to be honest.
And, as happens when you're laid up in bed for a couple days, I got to thinking. And I realized that what I dislike most about being sick carries over to the rest of my life as well.
I don't like not having control.
Now maybe I'm completely alone in that, but odds are you can identify with me at least a little bit.
Thing is, we never really do have control over our own lives. We're always a breath away from death, an unexpected accident away from tragedy.
And we don't like to think about that.
Seriously… picture yourself on the way home from work or an errand or school tomorrow. Some random guy pulls out in front of you and you wreck. Or maybe you go to sleep tonight and just stop breathing and never wake up.
Now, the point here isn't to make you afraid. Not at all! By all means, keep driving and sleeping!
But maybe ask yourself why it's uncomfortable to not have control.
What about it bothers you?
Maybe… it might be because you don't trust God enough?
“‘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 than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, “What are we to eat?” or “What are we to drink?” or “What are we to wear?” All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil." – Matthew 6:25-34
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