The veracity of our faith to others is proven by the measure of our trust in a perfect God who controls the cosmos. We profess our Christianity, yet often punch the worry button. In the midst of today's news, would it not be prudent to stop, breathe, and go to our Heavenly Father? What do non-believers see in us? Do they see panic, or do they see our trust in God?
"But the Lord answered her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Jesus speaks to Martha as she scurries about becoming frustrated with household chores and cooking. Jesus gently reminds her that Mary has stopped and is listening to His words. Jesus wants Martha to stop as well and just be in His presence, listening to His words.
We glean a valuable lesson here in this passage. If we pause a moment, ask God for discernment, and listen quietly for His perfect wisdom, He will guide us. Often in prayer, we do all the talking telling God instead of asking God. After all, He is our Creator and our Heavenly Father.
Yes, we must dilligently follow the guidlines of those health officials at this particular time. That is the prudent thing to do. Even of more import, we must trust God. Know He gives perfect wisdom, walks the valleys with us, and has guaranteed our eternity through His Son, Jesus Christ. So, there is no need to overuse the worry button. Instead, let others see our Savior in you.