By: Emily Lehner
Philippians 4:6 says,
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
If I could do everything my way, I would. However, if I could do everything my way, why would I need others? Why would I need God?
There’s a beauty in letting go of control, and while most consider it foolish to trust and hope in something unseen, the Bible says, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint,” (Isaiah 40:31).
This is easier said than done, and I believe it is very applicable to every American’s life currently. Worrying is the popular thing to do in our nation. With a presidential campaign unlike one we have seen in past years, we should be worried. But, Christ commands us differently. He commands us to run from anxiousness.
After all, God has the ultimate authority over the entire world. If that doesn’t make you feel confident, I don’t know what can. Persecutions have a high chance of appearing in the near future for those who call themselves followers of Christ. In fact, trials have already started becoming more and more apparent. When faced with uncertainty, limits, and struggle, rejoice! Because in the midst of it all, we have an everlasting hope, and we know the future is in the hands of the Creator of the Universe. Who better to hold it?
Written by Emily Lehner, a writer for the Alumni Center and a sophomore Writing major at IWU. She is active on the cross country and track teams. She is passionate about using her writing skills to share the good news of Christ with others and writes often on her personal blog at www.emilylehner.wordpress.com.