My wife came up with this one, so I have to give her all the credit- Here it is:
“Your thought for today, can become your mantra tomorrow, and a plan for the rest of your life. To get something you have never had, you have to do something you never did. When God takes something from your grasp, he is not punishing you. He is merely opening your hand to receive something better. The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.”
I have heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So, the above is true… we have to do different things to try to change. This thought coincides with the thought that God is not going to give us anything that we can’t handle- with His help.
“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and and our shield.”- Psalms 33:20
On March 3rd, 1943 an air raid siren sounded in London. The citizens of London knew they were at war with Germany and that a retaliation attack was possible. But with nothing but the sound of the siren, panic and mass hysteria was the result. 1500 people tried to get down the steps of the Bethnal Green train station tunnel for protection. Londoners went into the “Tube Stations” to escape the bombs. One lady, carrying her small baby, tripped on the stairs and fell. Within a few seconds 300 people were crushed into the tiny stairwell. The chaos lasted less than 15 minutes, but 172 people were dead at the scene, with one more dying the next day.
No German bombers came that night. The largest number killed by any single bomb during the blitz in England was 68. The crush at Bethnal Green was the largest loss of civilian life in the UK in World War II. But bombs didn’t kill those people – fear did.
What we need to realize is that most of our fears are really nothing to be fearful about. There is a saying in Al-anon- it is- “I can’t, God can, I think I’ll let him.” To me, this means that we need to let God take care of everything. That does not mean that we lay in our beds, waiting for life to happen to us- we have to go out and make things happen, but it does mean that God will take care of us along the way.
Don’t be afraid of the unknown… it’s probably not that bad.
“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”- Marianne Williamson