Do you ever worry about your kids? I do. Even though they’re all adults now.
The other night I lay in bed musing over a good worry about one of my youngest when the Lord said, “Is this situation really important to you?”
“Of course it is,” I replied. “That’s why I’m in worry mode.”
“Is it about nothing?”
“No, it’s about something important. I just told you that.” I was beginning to get irritated.
“But I told you that you were only allowed to worry about nothing,” He shot back.
Immediately the first phrase of Philippians 4:6 stood up in my mind and recited:
Be anxious for nothing
“The only thing you’re allowed to be anxious about is nothing,” the Lord continued. “So… is this issue with your son a nothing issue?”
“No, it’s a big issue.”
And the Spirit whispered, “Are you allowed to worry about big issues?”
“No… only nothing issues,” I mumbled.
“So, if it’s not a nothing, why are you anxious? You’re tampering in my business. You deal with the nothings in your life, and I’ll deal with everything else.”
I stood corrected. And drifted off to sleep.
Do you worry about your kids?
Sometimes all it takes is a little tweak in how God wants us to view a situation. Realizing the meaning of “nothing” in Philippians 4:6 did that for me.
So what about you? Are you anxious about situations that are bigger than nothing? You know that’s trespassing in God’s business, don’t you?
Get some sleep.
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