“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. “. Phillipians 4:6
Trusting is hard for anyone but God said do not be anxious. So being anxious is a sin. I never saw it that way until I read it somewhere this month. I know to love, and not to lie, steal or hate. Anxiety did not seem like a sin. But for every sin, God Will provide a way out. I used to be a pilot and it takes a lot of trust to fly. Is that plane going to stay in the air? In the sky you can see for miles but you can’t always see other planes or even birds. I had my instrument rating so I could actually fly blind basically. That takes wisdom and trust in more than just knowledge. You put your trust in instruments to tell you just what to do and traffic controllers to tell you just where to be. Away from traffic and other dangers. But you have to trust that God will get you safely from point A to point B. Life is similar. You do not know if you will have an accident, or get cancer, or have a heart attack. But you assume you will live a good long life. We do not know what tomorrow holds, only God does. He has given his words of wisdom to teach us the way we should go, what to do and what not to do. He is our controller. He will lead us and guide us if we listen to him and talk to him. His words are not rules but guidelines to health, safety and happiness. The more you trust the happier and more at peace you will be. I loved flying just after it had snowed. When it was bright and sunny and the view was spectacular. It brought a lot of peace because I was enjoying Gods creation. But there are no guarantees that you won’t have turbulence in this life. Actually we are told that it wont always be sunny. But God is in charge and he will always lead you the right way. He can see the beginning from the end and the whole picture. The enemy can bring things that we don’t see coming, but God will use them for his purposes and our good. I know I have spent many nights lying awake and anxious over something I said, or something I did, or how to explain something to someone. I can even get anxious when someone in a book I’m reading has problems. I’m thinking how it might be made better. Sleep is important for health and strength. God promises good sleep to his children that are trying to seek his will and following his commands. Which includes not being anxious. So let God be God for he is in control.