Sue lost her keys last week. Keys to the car, house, church and her work. We didn’t know where they were. But the wonderful thing is – I felt no worries. That isn’t natural for me. My mind would normally think of terrible scenarios played over and over again in my mind. But this time was different. I wasn’t angry at anyone – didn’t blame her either. What a victory! The whole time the keys were lost I went about my business as usual trusting God.
Do you want to know the secret to Sue and my happiness during this time? Sue and I never knew they were lost. We got a call from the Estes-Leadly Funeral Home. Seems her keys had fallen out of her coat pocket in the car we rode in to the cemetery for Betty Looney. Think of how worried, frustrated and irritable I might have been knowing the keys were lost. And the whole time they were safely in the possession of the funeral home.
Dear friends, as soon as we discover we have a problem, God has already been working on it and the solution is on the way.
That’s what Romans 8:28 means. Now don’t misunderstand.
God doesn’t spare us from trouble – things much more serious than lost keys. Things don’t always turn out the way we expect. But in the meantime – let us cast all our anxieties on him. To worry is as unnecessary as a set of lost keys.
-Adapted from John Piper’s Lost Credit Card