"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
--2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV
Because an acorn fell on her head, chicken little thought the sky was falling. Isn't that the way so many people are living their lives? Because something bad has happened in the past, they fear something much worse is destined to happen in their future. So, they spend their lives in fear and dread of what is yet to come.
What a prison in which to be constrained! The worst part of that is that their prison is self-contained. Because of worry and fear, they are unable to enjoy the good things God has given.
Perhaps that would be prudent if this life was all there is to experience. Fortunately for us, the Bible tells us that this world is temporal. It is impermanent and quickly vanishing away. In fact, the Bible tells us that everything that exists now, is destined for destruction. 2 Peter 3:11-13 says: "Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of person ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells."
So many people are working feverishly to try and build something of permanence into their lives. So many are intensely seeking to purchase things that will insure and insulate them from fear of loss. That is why so many commercials are constantly trying to sell you something that will bring you, "peace of mind." Unfortunately, what they are selling, will never provide what they promise.
Look, nothing in this life can buy you, "peace of mind," because there isn't anything in this world that cannot be lost, stolen, or destroyed. Trying to purchase, possess, or maintain the things of this world is nothing more than gathering sticks for the fire, anyway!
That is why, in Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus said: "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Just because the acorns of this life fall on your head, it doesn't mean the sky is falling. What it does mean is that things like anxiety, worry and fear do not come from the gracious hand of a loving Father. He gives us good things and promises eternal life that far exceeds anything we can ask, think or imagine.
Philippians 4:8 says: "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on this things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you."
Blessings & Peace, Brother Dan