Do you struggle with worry? Do you become stressed about the future and what may happen down the road? God tells us in His Word that we are not to worry and not to be afraid. He wants us to believe that He has everything under control even though what we see may try to convince us otherwise.
If you find yourself worrying often, you probably are walking though life with a limp. You see, if you are constantly fretting about the future you may be guilty of living by a very old saying. “Waiting for the other shoe to drop.” When we worry about what’s ahead of us, we can find ourselves in a position of increasing dread as we expect the worst.
So if you are “waiting for the other shoe to drop,” you may be walking around with one shoe! Have you ever walked wearing only one shoe? You may get a back ache, a sore foot or experience other symptoms caused by limping along without the proper foot gear.
Ephesians 6:14-15 says, “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”
God doesn’t want you to limp through life. He wants you to be assured that you are ready for whatever life sends your way. You can’t stand firm and ready if you are only wearing one shoe.
God wants us to look ahead with anticipation not dread. He wants us to trust that He has a plan for us and believe that it is a good plan.
Psalm 5:3 says, “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
We cannot wait expectantly if we are always waiting for the other shoe to drop. We cannot trust and worry and the same time.