My younger son had a big argument with an employee at a gas station over a car wash. The employee yelled at my son, who was upset at being cheated, “ I will never forget your face!”
As I heard the story, I got scared thinking that he could’ve been shot or harmed.
In fact, he had a friend, who was shot being in a wrong place at the wrong time, and my husband has a friend, whose son was involved in a fight after he was drunk and killed someone.
The next day, the same younger son had a flat tire on a freeway on the way to the Bay area. This story also scared me and all of sudden I started worrying about our three children who drive on the freeways everyday.
George, who turned 60 this year, has Parkinson’s and high blood pressure. Each time when we have lost friends, who’ve fell down and hit a wrong place, had a heart attack or stroke, I got worried thinking that the next one might be him. Not to mention about my cancer or chemo side effects, but if I start counting the concerns, they are endless.
As I read or listen to daily news, they are also so depressing that I can’t help thinking that one step ahead of us is pitch dark. Having today is like a miracle and nobody has a guarantee for tomorrow.
Being swallowed by fear or hit by a great shock, some people get into depression, or even lose their minds, and commit suicide. Yet I can’t blame them. If I hadn’t had a Bible, I may wind up with the same destiny.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”—(Matthew 11:28-30)
So I cast my fears, sorrows, or struggles to Jesus, open the Bible to listen to His Word, and remember God’s faithfulness in my past. He has been always with me protecting and guiding me to the right path, and He will be with me no matter what.
“ Do not be afraid!”
Imprinting the God’s words on my heart, I focus on the light instead of the darkness.
I don’t have to try hard to stand by myself. I have God, whom I can lean on and who never betrays me.
I am so thankful that I could know Him!
(This song was written by Marsha Stevens who was saved from drug addiction.)