We live in a world filled with challenges that many times threaten our lives, families and possession. And this stress has created many problems in life and it also affects our perspective towards life.
Kelvin and I just moved into our new home in Malaysia and we felt so very unsecured living here. Despite having risk of typhoon attack and earthquake of any sorts, we live in fear of burglary and fatal robbery. Things become so scary until we have to install CCTVs around our house (inside & outside), fit an iron gate at the staircase (and lock it whenever we are in the room or out of the house), created a panic button and sleep with the monitor (of the cameras) on all night. It is not funny that we are having this intense fear in us and a continual burden that makes us so weary.
Our world is filled with too many disturbances and disasters. If we always trap ourselves in these worries, what we got is a weary mind and our energy are all drained up! We therefore refrain ourselves to anything in life, such as going out, travelling, going on an adventures, starting up new projects or taking any risk at all… And what happen to the pursuit of dreams and happiness??
Then this passage fits perfectly into my life:
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Then I realize, we shall not (and cannot) find security anywhere but with God. So stop worrying and start living!! Worrying is totally unproductive and is truly pointless. When we place trust in God, we can rest without disturbances and this blessings to us will then continue to be blessings to other.
We cannot control the whole world. Things happen that are truly outside our circle of influence, and so we need to accept that sometimes things just happen as they will. This is part of life, so my friend, trust in God, stop worrying and start living!!