2016-02-22 - Quality of Life
Now I am going to send you to Pharaoh, to demand that he let you lead my people out of Egypt.” “But I’m not the person for a job like that!” Moses exclaimed. Then God told him, “I will certainly be with you, and this is the proof that I am the one who is sending you: When you have led the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God here upon this mountain!” (Exodus 3:10-12 TLB)
I believe many people are living with unwanted and uninvited visitors. Their visit starts out innocently enough, but soon, what seemed temporary has become permanent, and the presence of the unwanted is proving disastrous. These visitors aren't human or an animal. They are invisible, but their effects are real. The culprits? Anxiety and fear.
Being anxious and fearful is nothing new. People in the Old and New Testaments suffered with the nervous emotions. Moses was so worried about the job God wanted him to do, that Moses talked himself out of God's will for him, even after discussing his doubts with God. (See Exodus 3:7-4;7-12)
The disciples also sought the Lord when they were in trouble. The twelve men were traveling on the sea, when a strong storm started. Afraid for their lives, the disciples called out to Jesus, and He calmed the waves and the men. (See Luke 8:22-25)
By examining the exchange between Moses and God, and Jesus and His disciples, we can ascertain that the Lord listens to our concerns, remains peaceful, and offers solutions. It is up to us whether we accept His help, instead of listening to anxiety
Lord, May I rely on You instead of my anxious thoughts. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen
All scripture references are from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) unless otherwise noted.