Que Sera- Sera

Those of you who know me, might know…that I like to have control.  Okay, okay, you can stop snickering and chuckling.  I am not sure if that was always true of me however; having nine children to care for might have had something to do with my need for “control(!).”

Those of you who know me, might not know that I love to clean to LOUD music:  Classical Beethoven, Jars of Clay, DubStep….or the Unforgettable Fifites!  Recently I have been in the fifties and lovin’ the simple lyrics and “fun” of the beat.

Those of you who know me, might not know that I often find myself referring back to Matthew 6…over, and over, and over.

Yup………… That DO NOT WORRY passage.

God has allowed some pretty challenging things into my life over the last 24  years that I have acknowledged Him in my life.  From the day-to-day struggles to the horrific events of disease and death…..why?

As I age and grow; yes – age and grow – not grow and age…(there is a difference in the order)…

I believe that God allows hard struggles so we will rely on Him.

He does NOT want us to worry.

He wants us to trust Him.

He does NOT want us to worry.

He wants us to pray.

He does NOT want us to worry.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6 – 7

Simply:

1. Do not worry

2. Pray: tell God what you need.

3. Thank God for all He has done: look back in your life and remember how He has provided & sustained before.

THEN… we will have His peace.

Are you worried about something?  

I am too.  Will I be able to pay the overdue bills this month?  Will my husband’s tires keep air in them and not blow out before we can get new ones?  Will my health hold out?  Will my children find Godly spouses?  And on, and on, and on my concerns go.

That is why I love the Fifties.

I love to sing along with Doris Day’s “Que Sera-Sera”

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdhAfMor9BM) — the key phrase:

“Whatever will be, will be….the future is not ours to see.”

Now, I do not know if the writer of that song had any scripture or Godly thought in mind…but it is a great reminder for me!  I do not know the future — only God does.  And since He holds the future, I need to trust Him for it.  Knowing He loves me, I can sing “Que Sera-Sera”…whatever will be, will be…and in God’s hands, it will be good, it will be doable…and in the end it will be blessed because He has my best interest in mind.

Got a worry?

Go pray…give thanks…and then,sing with me – “Que Sera-Sera”

5 thoughts on “Que Sera- Sera

  1. thank you! As I was worrying/grieving/worrying/not praying last week, the license plate in front of me said “NHISCARE”—yes, sometimes I really love the “Bible belt”…Next day I saw “IXALTHIM” -now with my driving lately not likely I’d use that one, but it was a reminder again, If/When we trust him, that is exalting him, even if we can’t see the end results of an issue…its saying He is trustworthy, he is in control, and reminds us and all those in spiritual battle against us that we ARE in HIS care. (we need to talk sometime about how to respond to someone always needing control…what is the motivation, fear, shame, pride, or does it depend on the issue at hand? is there a way to find neutral ground for nonconfrontational discussion or other viewpoints without having them feel they are losing control, or have to be in control? how do you get around that person’s need for lists, schedules, and the illusion that life/relationships are to be controlled rather than worked on? just musing… SOO enjoy your honesty and writing!

    • I am glad to have blessed you Marcia : ) I can only speak for myself, as a control freak who loves lists and order…while it is good to be organized and orderly (after all God is a GOD of order) – it is not so good when the control stifles what God may have for you “instead” of what you plan. It also is not good when you hold so tight to your own stuff that you do not trust GOD for the leading…relationships are all work – situation to circumstance – there are too reasons for challenges in relationships to give a pat answer to the struggle. I’d sya pray and let GOD open the door to restoration in relationships that are a struggle/work…and to do your end of it: just imitate HIM – be kind and loving and sharing and putting hte other person first…HE will reward when we serve the other person as if we were serving Him. Be well ❤ in spirit!

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