“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength” – Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983), a woman who endured so much and learned so much about God’s faithfulness enduring life in a German concentration camp during World War II has left us many golden nuggets of spiritual truth (“The Hiding Place”, Chosen Books 1971). Certainly, Corrie had right and reason to worry. But she bore in mind the wisdom passed along to her by her sister Betsie who died in Ravensbrück. In the midst of their living hell, Betsie one day told a bewildered Corrie, “There is no pit so deep that He [God] is not deeper still”.
What an awesome truth. No matter the situation, regardless of how bleak the moment or deep the pit, God is there. In fact, long before that situation existed, before there was a pit; eons before that bleak moment became a blimp on your radar screen, God was there fixing the problem before it was a problem. What that means is this, there really isn’t a problem, just an opportunity to see the handiwork of God. Of course you can fret if you like; confidence or concern, torment or trust, your choice. Either way, as followers of Jesus we have a rainbow of promise that an all-knowing, all-seeing, omnipotent, sovereign God will see us safely through the storms and valleys. As for me, I’ll stand on that promise. After all, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).
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