God Is For You

“What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son, but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?”  Romans 8:31-32 

How easy it is, when things don’t go our way and nothing is working out as we planned, to feel anxious and alone. We might even feel angry, thinking that God has let us down when, in fact, God is continuing  to shower us with abundant blessings every day. I have discovered that it’s not primarily the adverse events in my life that make me so anxious, it’s the way I allow my thoughts about those events to take over. My mind begins to whirl, trying to take control of the situation so that I can bring about the result I want. My thoughts close in on the problem, determined to make things go my way. And in the process, I lose sight of the promise that God is on my side. The Creator of the universe is with me and for me offering me abundant life. When I switch my focus from the problem to God’s Presence I can let go of my anxiety and trust in God’s gracious provision. 

Prayer: Creator God, teach me how to stop my anxious striving and wait for You – watching in hope to see what You will do.


Francie Winslow