The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your maidservant.” NIV
Isn’t this just like us? We want something, we believe we deserve it, we don’t trust God and His perfect timing, we take matters into our own hands, and then we are distressed about the results.
I love what God says here, “don’t be so distressed.” He goes on to explain that His plan is going to all work out, and that, as a bonus, He will bless Abraham’s efforts, too.
God is bigger than my biggest mess. He is more powerful than I can fathom, and yet, He cares about what worries me, even if it is a mess of my own making. I can bring ALL of my worries to Him, and He will make my paths straight.
I am so thankful for that!