Do you recall the words to this song? It’s easy to sing especially when the words “everything’s going my way,” are included. But what happens when everything isn’t going your way?
Let’s try a little spiritual exercise this morning. Let’s pretend you and I are in a room all by ourselves except God, of course, is in there, too; because He loves you and is concerned about you. Let’s sit back and relax and think about what God has done for you in the past:
>Has He cleansed your heart and made you His child?
>Has He provided for a particular need?
>Has He protected you from harm?
>Has He given you strength and wisdom?
>Has He brought healing to your body?
>Has He given you peace that passes understanding?
>Has He given you joy?
>Has He done something else for you?
I would imagine that for many of these things you said, “Yes, He has done that for me in the past.” Now let me ask, “What is He dong for you right now?” Some of the same things, I would expect. So, what do you expect Him to do for you in the future? Won’t He continue to do the very same things? Of course He will and even more. How do I know this…because of His very nature. How easily we can forget and when we forget we worry and fret!
May I suggest you start writing down all the benefits and blessings you have received from the Lord; and as soon as any hint of anxiety pricks your soul, reread them and know that as God has taken care of you in the past He will continue to do so in the future; no matter how difficult or fearful it may appear. Jesus will never fail you. Heb. 13:8
So, when things aren’t going your way, ask yourself:
>Am I unnecessarily worrying about a situation right now?
>Am I unnecessarily worrying about something that may or may not happen in the future?
> What do I need to remind myself of?
“Blessed be the Lord who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” Psalm 68:19
Especially think about the words “loads us.” They are not just sprinkles–but a down pouring! And no matter what, sing, “Oh, what a beautiful morning, Oh, what a beautiful day!”