Do not worry. That was the words I got from our senior pastor Peter the afternoon I saw him at a hospital . I just had my stress test done, and while on my way out of the building I saw Pastor Peter going out from physical rehab center. I took the fire exit stair which he also did, and that’s where the conversation started.
Hearing those words from a great servant of God really meant soo much to me. I believe it was not a coincident, but God purposely allowed me to see Pastor Peter to convey His message to me. After the sudden death of my father, I have been worrying about a lot of things. I have been holding God’s promises to us in the Bible, but despite knowing some of the many promises He has for us, but I just can’t get away from worrying. I felt loved and special, having heard those words from a great servant of God.
Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
How could I say I have faith in God, but keeps on worrying about my family’ future. I realized that I have not fully surrendered to God and really trust Him. I am still relying on my own strength and ability. Matthew 11:28 says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” I know how famous this verse is, but arrogant I am neglecting and forgetting God’s invitation and promise. It is during our weakest that God reveals Himself to us. I thank you Lord, for the comfort and for letting me know that it is in your presence alone that I can experience true peace.