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Devotions from Baba’s Front Porch: Checking the Locks

November 9th, 2016

Don’t worry about anything. Philippians 4:6

It seems positively unthinkable in this day and age, but there was a time when folks didn’t lock their doors. Baba didn’t, and she slept with her windows open and enjoyed an evening breeze without a second thought. I used to be one of those carefree people, too. But last tonight, when I came home I had to unlock the door and promptly locked it behind me before entering my house. Now people don’t just lock their doors, they check the locks again before going to bed.

If you’re like me, occasionally after you’ve gone to bed, you’ll hear a noise and feel obligated to recheck everything. The media gives us plenty of things to be concerned about! With the news, full of stories of crimes both local and national, we’re convinced that there are things we should be worried about.

Only you know the specific worries that keep you up at night. Perhaps it’s a security issue that has you up checking the house. Maybe it’s a family issue or financial concern. No matter what you’re worrying about, one thing is always true: your worry falls under the category of “anything.”

The instruction in Scripture is “don’t worry about anything.” Family, finances, health, politics – it all falls under the same heading. We can trust God with our “anything” because He has promised to supply our every need in Philippians 4:19. Those worries are taken care of in the “every need” category. We don’t have to worry because God’s already got it covered.

So, lock your doors and go to sleep. Let God handle the night shift. He knows we worry because there are things out of our control, but nothing is out of His control. Trust in Him and rest your worried mind.

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