Maybe it’s time to confess- often I tend to worry and obsess more about situations more than I should. As my parents have often said to me, there’s 365 times that the Lord says in the bible for us not to fear and worry- therefore, one for us to reflect upon each day. That that is entirely true. Because when we look at it from an objective standpoint, we are indeed a fearful bunch. Afraid of politics, afraid of religion, afraid of people of other races, creeds, different kinds of faith, different sexual orientations…the list goes on. And then there’s things that people are afraid of that are on a personal level- heights, spiders, snakes, bombs, volcanoes, flashing lights, noises, crowds, war movies, metal music, tomatoes, eating healthy, the gym…you get the picture. Why are we so afraid? Sometimes I wish that Adam and Eve never took that apple- but that doesn’t change that the fact that it indeed happened, and because of sin, there are things in our lives that we want to change. One of the biggest things I’m sure people want to eradicate in their lives is fear, but sometimes I think- maybe we all are afraid because we’re not fully confident in what has been promised to us and given freely by the One who created us in the first place.
Isn’t it a great fact to know we are alive? Here, now in this very moment, we are taking our next breath. Instead of worrying, fussing, thinking about tomorrow and wondering whether our next steps taken will turn into calamity, chaos or calm; we ought to contemplate on how we are living. And if we are living; we can rest assured that God isn’t done with us yet. It is in the busy moments where we can sometimes forget about the simple fact that we’re here on earth, and instead focus on the busy schedules and lives we lead.