Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”

Is this verse true in your life today? Are you resting content, untouched by trouble? Or is there something that is worrying you today? If you are anything like me, worry has a way of creeping in and taking hold no matter how often I chase it away. I’m a fearful man. I try to control my world by having a contingency plan for everything that could possibly go wrong. And when I hear of others in trouble, that just kicks my mind into figuring out what I could do to avoid it or what I would do if that happened to me.

It’s funny that I think that I can take care of things myself. That I think that if I control it all, somehow that will be better than just trusting that God is in control and that He will be able to protect me. I guess that is really what it comes down to for me. God, will you protect me? Are you really in control? Can I actually rest from my worry?

Trust doesn’t come easy for me. For trust means letting go of control. Trust leaves me vulnerable. Trust means I can no longer hide behind my excuses that keep me from acting on what I know to be true. Somehow I have convinced myself that it is safer to doubt, to distrust, to remain fearful. Anyone else ever struggle with trust?

God is in control. He is able to seek and to save those who are lost. He is greater than any circumstance that we might be facing. He is faithful and His love never ends. So we can let go and rest in His unfailing love. Thank you Lord!