By Linda Santavicca
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25)
From the film, “Bridge of Spies,” James B. Donovan, an American lawyer (played by Tom Hanks) asks Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy (played by Mark Rylance), “Do you never worry?” to which Abel replies, “Would it help?” Ask God the same question and through His sovereign whisper, He responds, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life (Matthew 6:27)?” I want to trust God with what I cannot control however, I tend to backslide into that familiar comfort zone of taking control where, ironically, I lose all control.
Worries, whether petty or insurmountable usually have a way of getting and staying under my skin until I see some sort of resolve. And, solutions rarely surface overnight. Thus, my long, drawn out worries turn into insomnia and lo and behold, I lie awake at night, anticipating how I am going to troubleshoot and handle the pending issue. My mind refuses to shut down when it cannot control the ongoing uncertainties. Yet, when God’s word reaches my heart, my worries dissipate, knowing He has it all worked out. It is done. Small worries and one big God.
How big is our God? He, who created the universe, is immeasurable. How comforting to know He is boundless and eternal. He created the earth that orbits the sun and in His power, made the sun stand still (Joshua 10). He even cares for the blazing ray of light in the sky; “In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun (Psalm 19:4).” To God, the sun is a tiny little speck situated amongst trillions of stars within quadrillions of galaxies that He imagined into existence. What can God do with our worries?