Saturday, June 21, 2014

Statistically Speaking

My dad and I were discussing statistics and the probability of things happening and how unlikely different things are (random I know, but he likes statistics).

Anyways, I told him that yes, something may be very unlikely to happen to us, statistically speaking, however I view statistics differently now. I always used to think things happened "to other people." Now, after losing Lily and being one of the statistics, I realize that things don't always happen to others. They can happen to me too. So, I don't look at the large number of people things don't happen to, but the smaller number of people that things do happen to.

It has made me realize more than ever how little control we truly have over things. We can be as safe as possible and use wisdom in our life decisions, however we cannot keep every bad thing from happening.

That is where faith and trust in the Lord comes in. If I allowed myself to dwell in fear and thoughts of "what could" happen, I would be so anxious all the time. I entrust my life and future to God and know that I am in His hands and that anything that touches my life must go through Him first. And He promises to work ALL things together for my good and His glory.

Try memorizing some Scripture verses about worry/anxiety so that next time these feelings are rising up within you, you can speak truth.

Here are a couple to get you started:

"And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" 
-Matthew 6:27

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:6-7

P.S. Happy first day of Summer! Enjoy all the extra light on the "longest day of the year." :)

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1 comment:

  1. Love this :) What a great reminder that God is in control! Thanks for posting. I am going to try to memorize these verses this weekend. He is faithful and true!

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