“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” -Romans 8:31
When bad things would happen back in the day of Christ, they would often think that it was because they were born under the wrong star. As they studied the sky, when your star went higher into the sky, it sometimes meant that bad things were going to happen. For others, it meant good things were going to happen. When it went low, then its power was diminished. It was a folk magic worldview.
Do you ever feel that way? Do you ever feel unlucky? Many people feel as if they were born unlucky. Be free from that. Be free from that spiritual lie. Have faith in a God who loves you. You are blessed because you have the God of the universe calling you his favorite.
So, do not worry. Smile! Enjoy your life! Because God loves you. If you can live from a place of that love, people can say or think anything about you – and they will – and you can just shrug it off. You can be happy and not worry because God loves you. Live your life in response to that love.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, with you in control, I do not need to worry. I can enjoy life. I can be happy because you love me. Amen.
REFLECTION: Knowing that God is in control, how might you live your life differently?