Worry, anxiety, fear, doubt, unbelief, and the list goes on. It wears lots of labels. It is common to us all. How we handle these things has a lot to do with our relationship with the Lord. Do we really trust him? How do we know that he will not fail us? Is his word really true for me? Most worry comes by us not having an intimate relationship with our heavenly Father. Maybe it is because our natural fathers let us down. Maybe they weren’t always there, or weren’t there at all. It could be they didn’t support the family as they should have.
Our perception of the Lord can also be harmed by other past relationships. It could be relationships with our family, friends, co-workers, or even our church family. We may even compare him with our own failures of having not been there for others. Experiences in relationships are either good or bad. They can work for us, or against us.
Our heavenly father is very patient with us. He doesn’t expect us to get it on the first try. Some of us are on our thousandth try.
The word teaches us that the Lord is patient, longsuffering,and merciful towards us. He wants us to succeed and be triumphant over worry, anxiety, fear and unbelief. He is for us. None of these things can triumph over us. We are more than conquerors through him who loves us.
When I was a child I spoke as a child,I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a mirror darkly,but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know even as I am known. ~1 Corinthians 13:11-12
We are growing in our relationship of the Lord. We are maturing in understanding Him. As we develop a more intimate relationship with Him, our faith will become unshakeable. We will no longer worry because, perfect love cast out all fear. Refuse to worry. Know that He will never fail you.