Today I have to keep reminding myself of the fact that God is in control ~ today, tomorrow and always! The potential for a government shutdown in the United States is looming. There is much that can be said on the matter, but suffice to say that I don't want to see this happen.
I am reminded of a Twila Paris song (I know Avalon, and others have done this one too, but I thought of Twila's); this is only part of the lyrics:
This is no time for fearThis is a time for faith and determinationDon't lose the vision hereCarried away by emotionHold on to all that you hide in your heartThere is one thing that has always been trueIt holds the world together
God is in controlWe believe that His children will not be forsakenGod is in controlWe will choose to remember and never be shakenThere is no power above or beside Him, we knowGod is in control, oh God is in control
|He is in control of all of our sunrises;...|
|...He is in control of all our sunsets;...|
|...and He is there to calm all of our storms!|
“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 than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 25-27 (NIV)...the bible teaches me that worry is not necessary. But I am human and worry is inevitable and very hard to set aside.
So today, tomorrow and always...
...I will remind myself that God is in control! He knows our needs and the desires of our hearts, and He is our provider always.
I share this reminder with all of you incase you needed to hear it today too!