I live in Hawaii. I also have a federal government job. This means that recently there has been a lot of “the sky is falling” discussions taking place around me and in the news. How to pay the bills with a pending government shutdown turns out to be the least of concerns after we just faced an impending nuclear strike incoming from N. Korea. Now, I will agree that these are BIG issues, even life-threatening or life-ending issues, but the bottom line is that we didn’t have any control over either of them. My worrying could not change anything. My worrying also can not change the outcome of most of the things that I tend to worry about.
The answer of course, is that only God knows the future and HE is in control. So breathe! Be thankful that there is an all-knowing and all-powerful God in control. I don’t need to worry. In fact I am commanded not to worry. So, I continue to place my trust in God and thank him that I am alive for another day (and that I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place as Hawaii.)
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Luke 12:25-26