Oswald Chambers mused that resting in the Lord didn’t depend on external circumstances but on your relationship to God Himself. He said that fussing always ends in sin…and that is so true! We think that a little worry is a sign of just how wise we are, it is much more an indication of how really wicked we are!
Whether we like to hear it or not, fretting springs from a determination to get our own way. Our Lord was never anxious because He did not purpose to realize His own ideas…He purposed to realize God’s ideas.
Have you been bolstering up that stupid soul of yours with the idea that your circumstances are too much for God? Hmm-could it be that all your fret and worry is because you calculated something without God?
Those are some pretty stiff comments. Boil your blood any? Get you stirred up? Angry with me? Oswald? Good! I hope you are so stirred that you run to the Lord and spend some quiet time at His feet to what all this means and what you are to do. “Be anxious for nothing but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6).
God’s wisdom is so supreme; we do well to abide by it! Endure the fire—it’s producing pure gold!