Be at Peace: God is Sovereign and God is Good


Dear Friends:

I awoke again last night at 3:16 am — the same time I seem to wake every morning! The unfinished tasks and challenges of the preceding day and the concerns about all that have to be done the next day seem to haunt me at that hour each day. As always, I pray and pray until I fall back to sleep, but this morning I tried something similar to what an apologist like C.S. Lewis might have done. I thought about how unreasonable and illogical it is to get stressed about life. Clearly the enemy would prefer to paralyze me with fear and apprehension each day. The unhealthy habit of thinking about the “what if’s” has always been my Achilles heal. But last night what gave me comfort was using common reason to argue with myself about why I allow myself to get so worked up about the “what if’s”. Here’s how my argument with myself went — perhaps it will help souls like myself:

  1. I am anxious about tomorrow because of all my responsibilities and obligations. It’s simply too much for me to bear! There is no way I can get through all of this. I am doomed.
  2. But there is a God. I am sure and certain of this. And…
  3. God does love me. I have experienced His love and can testify that it is powerful, all-encompassing, and genuine — albeit undeserved! But He does love and favor me. And I must admit that…
  4. Nothing — absolutely nothing — is impossible for God to do or bring about. So…
  5. Why do I worry and fret and tomorrow and the “what if’s”? The only reasonable answer is that…
  6. I do not trust His judgment. And that is absurd and unreasonable based upon what I know about God!

There is a God, He does love me, He is completely able to look after me — even when I make mistakes! And He does not make mistakes or judge wrongly.

I quickly feel back to sleep.


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