Trusting God with the What Ifs
Waiting for the What Ifs of life, for what might happen, causes the sturdiest of hearts to be anxious. Contentment comes from a proper relationship with God, not a response to the circumstances. Our What Ifs will either drive us to God and faith or drive us to worry and dependence on self. We worry or we trust. God gives peace and contentment, worry gives misery.
Psalm 141:8 encourages us to fix our eyes on our Sovereign Lord and take refuge in Him. Psalm 112:7-8 says 'He will not fear evil tidings; his heart is fixed steadfast... His heart is upheld, he will not fear'. Only as our heart is fixed on our Sovereign, loving Lord can we be at peace in the midst of the What Ifs.
When we turn to control, strategies, intelligence, and manipulation, we are trusting in ourselves. Instead of giving our anxious hearts to God, we handle the uncertainty of the What Ifs of life by employing these control tactics to 'help God out'.
I don't know about you but I have to read this kind of encouragement daily. Especially concerning the circumstances I can be a complainer and have to change my mind and trust God again and again!
I hope that this might have helped one lady visiting my blog today..
Sharing a couple of cards I made using a new stamp set from the Clearly Besotted Stamps line, called 'Leafy Accents'. I love this leaf stamp which has been stamped in different color distress inks which gives it dimension. I had taken at least 150 stamped butterflies with me to Scotland and I cut them all out during tea time in the afternoons! This is one of them.
My second card started with a distressed panel of light pink and antique engravings distress ink. stamped over the top with the leaves and a Carte Postale stamp. I added a couple of butterflies from my scrap basket and a couple of sequins, which my lovely friend Betty sent me.
Here is what the stamp set looks like:
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