“The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.” George Mueller
This has been one of my all time favorite quotes. How often do I wring my hands in angst over a situation. I find myself giving up valuable brain space working and reworking problem that probably will have no real impact on my life and I likely won’t remember a month from now, let alone ten years from now. Sometimes, it seems we find it easier to trust God with the big things and then fret and worry over the little day to day problems.
Phil 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Worry is sin. Faith says, “I believe God is who He says He is, and that He will do what He says He will do. It’s a mindset not an emotion. Emotions are not truth. Having faith means that I acknowledge God’s power and control over a situation in spite of how I may be feeling at the time.
When I release control to God and trust Him for the outcome, even though it may not be what I want – that is faith. I leave you with this quote by Erma Bombeck, “Faith is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but it never gets you anywhere.”