This week’s challenge spurred me on to a second image. What is suspense? It’s fear of the unknown, isn’t it? We’re waiting for something to jump out from behind the next rock. You know most of the things we worry about never actually happen. The suspense is created in our own minds. What if we suspended suspense? What if we just deal with the things that are in front of us and cast our anxieties on the God who loves us and has our backs.
After all He asked us to do that in His Word when he told us to cast our cares on Him because He cares for us. (1 Peter 5:7)
Jesus also told us in Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Suspend suspense and trust God instead. He won’t let you down.