From everyday tasks to the greater challenges that one must face, keeping a steady faith is difficult. Dismissing worry and anxiety is hard. Believing that things will work out—that the tough times will lead to better moments—is indeed difficult.
In recent years, I have heard so many stories of people who aren’t sure where they stand. Will I find someone? Will I ever get pregnant? Will I find work? What if I never make it? Will I be able to take care of my family? Will we beat this illness? Will I ever change? Can I be happy? Will I ever overcome my addiction? The list goes on.
These are big questions. The ones that keep people up at night. In my experience, I’ve often looked around and wondered how I am going to figure things out. I feel hopeless and scared. This is usually when your habits unravel. What do you do to feel better? This is when we bash ourselves, or others. This is when we compare, this is when we create negative scenarios in our head. This is when we turn to our thoughts instead of God.
When my Father passed away, I know my family felt lots of uncertainty. During that time, someone asked my Mother, “What if God has it all worked out? How would that make you feel?” She said that a rush of peace came over her. I remember that question from time to time when circumstances get a little overwhelming, and I find myself beginning to spin.
God already has it worked out. God is within us. God is within her. God is within him. We must trust our paths. We must trust others are on their paths and remind them that they are. We will not fall if we trust. If we allow ourselves to be guided, we will glide into his glory. It may take time, but it doesn’t have to take worry.