Worry is the killer drug. Facade of controlling chaos and predicting how the world will spin. Root of pride found in Eden, mixed with a heady cocktail of fear, anger, and self-determination.
I have a Martha outlook. Running around the house while Jesus is teaching, be there in just a few minutes.
Revelation 1 pulled me in and I sat down with a cup of wonder at John, Jesus’ friend, and his face-plant reunion with the Son of God. Makes you think. I feel like the Ephesus church.
“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.
2 “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. 6 Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’”(Revelation 2)
Love- of God, of others. All the doing without the caring. Love is the God-element in the world where logic and order we take for granted. Love is just too strange when you think about it and try it.
Is there a cure for worry? Would a circle of people bring healing or compound this problem?
I am the tin man looking for a heart, except mine is just a little dried out, needs love to soften it again. You have control of all the world, and You choose to work to my good. Wow! God, please help me to see the worry circles I wear in the carpet of my mind and trust You to sit down, just listen, and take the cure of Your love. Amen.