Linus Mandy wrote, “A friend was telling me she helped out at a kid’s summer camp a few years ago. After rounding up the troops for the night, she told them, ‘Let’s go to sleep and put our cares in God’s hands.’ ‘Yeah,’ said one of the kids, ‘He’s up all night anyway!’”
We all battle with the problem of worry. Fears about the future gradually creep in. Then they get stronger and stronger, and can eventually become overwhelming. This happens when we begin to replace our faith with anxiety, shifting the burden from God’s strong shoulders to our frail ones. We fret. We’re afraid. We can’t sleep.
At times like this we need to remind ourselves that God is always on the alert. He never sleeps (Ps. 121:4). He knows everything, including what we fear (44:21). He is everywhere (139:7-10). He is in charge of our world (Eph. 1:11). Therefore, we do not need to be afraid.
Do you really believe that God sees all, knows all, is all-powerful, and is in control? Then put your cares in His hands. Entrust Him with whatever it is that’s keeping you awake at night. He’ll take care of it. He’s the One who never slumbers nor sleeps.
When fear and worry test your faith
And anxious thoughts assail,
Remember God is in control
And He will never fail. —Sper
Worry is a burden God never meant for us to bear.