“What’s got your undies in a bunch?”
Many concerns cause one to blurt out in bewilderment, “What in the world?”
- marriage difficulties
- political landscape
- financial concerns
- relationship uncertainty
- hostility and violence around us
- fear about current or future events
- health concerns
- questions about purpose
- family tensions
- employment transitions
The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. Psalm 93: 1-2
God is not impotent in any of the above listed situations. Rather he’s robed in majesty; he has put on strength as his belt. (Ya gotta love God’s outfit!)
There’s no need to worry or get one’s “undies in a bunch” God has things! He reigns in majesty and his throne it shall never be moved.
In our ever changing world and shifting personal circumstances I love, more and more, God’s constant nature. “I the LORD do not change” Malachi 3:6
He is unchanging: We can always count on God to be the same. He is unchanging in his love for us. He is unchanging in his mercy toward us. He is unchanging in his wisdom. (those are a few things we can always count on.
A few things he never is:
- He is never tiring!
- He is never caught off guard.
- He is never found ringing his hands, worrying or biting his nails. ( That’s so unattractive!)
- God is never fretting over what to do
- He never dreads the future!
- He doesn’t scratch his head or need anyone’s help or advise. (Romans 11:34-36) He reigns! He rules well!
Yes, The world is established; it shall never be moved. Psalm 93:1
Are you anxious (Philippians 4:6) or ready to push the panic button? May I suggest- don’t focus on what is causing the anxiety, rather pray about it and gaze at the majesty and strength of God. Instead of walking in anxiety we are learning instead to trust, we are learning to be confident in who God is for us in any or all situations. The situations are given as a tool to trust him more and more.
I’ve faced a situation that might normally make me fret or freak out and exclaim, “Oh, my goodness!” But I’ve been learning to reframe negative thinking with faith and instead exclaim, “Oh, my God-ness! I’m more excited than concerned as I’m learning to rely heavily on his faithfulness and unchanging nature.
I’m certainly not saying I have it all figured out. But I know and worship the God who has everything all figured out! He is Alpha and Omega he knows the beginning from the end.
Reframed thinking- Consider who God is:
He is a star breathing God who carries the waters of the seas in jars, he sets up kings and deposes them, he changes times and seasons, he has a storehouse for snow and hail, he sees every tear I cry and collects them in a bottle, he counts every hair on my head, he calls out the stars and knows them each by name and he lives with me in the person of the Holy Spirit so I’m never alone.(Psalms, Daniel, Job, Matthew, I Corinthians)
Next time we get our undies in a bunch and are tempted to spout, “What in the world is going on?” Reframe the question with, “God, you know what in the world is going on. I know you know it and I praise you for it! Thank you that you rule and reign in majesty and with all wisdom and strength so I rely one you today and right now. Help me to mind my mind and reshape my thinking and renew my mind from an earthly perspective to a kingdom one. You are King and I praise you in Jesus name, Amen!