Your Brain And Your Faith
Ever overthink anything? I have and it usually ends in disaster. But why do we overthink? Usually, it's because we are trying to get control of something. A relationship, a project or a problem. Whatever it is, we are struggling, and our brain is desperately trying to get a handle on the situation.
Someone once taught me that control falls into one of three areas.
- Things you have complete control over.
- Things you have some control over.
- Things that you have no control over.
If you are overthinking about something that you have no control over, when you're done giving yourself a migraine, you'll still have no control over it.
Some people think that faith is the absence of common sense. I would wholeheartedly disagree. I believe that faith is the result of the generous use of common sense.
Faith says that God gave you a brain to use. God expects you to use it!!
Faith says that God will give you wisdom if you need it. God expects you to ask for it!!
Faith says that God will back you up when you've got no way out. God expects you to trust Him!!
It's that last one that many people balk at.
Psalm 14:1 says, The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
Notice the writer here didn't say, the fool says in his mind, “There is no God.” The existence of God isn't a brain issue, it's a heart issue. (aka. faith). There comes a time in our lives when we realize that God is in complete control all the time. There comes a time in our lives when we realize that God loves us very much. There comes a time in our lives when we trust God to be in control of what we are not.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, You are in control today. AMEN