Stop for a moment and feel your heart beating. Now notice how your lungs take in air and rhythmically let it back out. Look at the veins in your wrists and think about the gallons of blood that are flowing through miles of blood vessels in your body. Look at your hands and wonder at the fact that somehow the carrots and cheese you ate last week has now become your skin, fingernails, and hair. Such miracles and you did nothing to make it all happen. You didn’t order it, nor were you even conscious that it was happening and yet it miraculously happened.
Now look at the world around you. The sun comes up each morning and you did nothing to make that happen. Clouds come and go. The trees outside your window grow. The grass goes dormant in the winter and springs back to green life in the summer. Tulips sprout from brown bulbs, and tomatoes grow from green vines. You might have watered and fertilized to help the process along, but you didn’t make it happen. God did.
Now think: If God can do all that, don’t you think He can run your life also?
We don’t need to fret and try to control every little outcome. That only causes us Unnecessary Pain. When we start to worry and vex ourselves with life’s challenges, we need to stop, look at our hands again, and remember that God is in charge. If He can keep me breathing and my heart pumping without me doing anything to make it happen, He can certainly take care of everything else. As the scriptures say,
“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God” (Romans 8:28).
So relax and let God do His work in you.