Choosing joy

This morning I came across this quote written by Steve Robinson: "Worrying is temporary atheism." Anyone who knows me personally knows that I'm a worrier. The quote was a definite slap in the face and boy did I need it. It's sad that I can always find something to worry about; whether it be about people and what they think of me or getting somewhere on time. Worrying is selfish.

Perhaps I think that by worrying, the outcome of something might be different. Later I realize that worrying is simply wasted time and emotion. I often have to ask myself, "How can I trust God with my spiritual life, yet not my physical life? You trust in Jesus, and only Jesus for your salvation, so why are you troubled?" What a fickle, selfish heart I have! My prayer is that God would transform it.

1 Peter 5:7 says, "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." The thought that, out of millions of people in the world, the God of the universe is willing to look down upon me..Is so very humbling. Dear friends, remember God and trust Him. There is so much to be joyful about today. Choose joy and put off worrying.