As Marcia Ford says, “Ask God for what you need, praise God for who He is, and watch as those constant worries become transformed into peace-producing prayer. Faith in God cancels out worry….Don’t allow worry to displace your faith in God—you’ve come too far to let that happen now. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down.”
If you are a leader, there is only so much you can handle. You‘ll need to work hard, trust a lot, and let it go. Whether you believe in God or not isn’t the focus. If you don’t think you believe in God, then replace it with Love. Or Trust, Truth or Natural Law.
It’s impossible in life to make everything happen on your own.
So let’s not try. We can get settled today, knowing that whether we have an employee we are trying to help, a husband to support, a dog to discipline, a daredevil son who skateboards to worry about, a drought to be concerned about, a tornado, a water leak, a noisy neighbor or simply and unsettled heart, we can do something about it.
Trust, Love, Believe — that God or the Universe is helping you work it out. Because it’s true.
Marcia Ford is an accomplished editor, journalist, and writer, having published more than 20 books and ghost written 12 books! She is also a book reviewer at FaithfulReader.com and a writing mentor and instructor. She has two adult daughters and currently lives with her husband in the Rocky Mountains. The quotes in this article are from an excerpt from her recent book “The Indispensable Guide to Practically Everything: Prayer.“
Marcia, in her own words, has “a special interest in postmodern spirituality,” and she undoubtedly delivers with titles such as “Restless Pilgrim: The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan,” and “Meditations for Misfits.” She describes herself as a “cultural and spiritual misfit,” and warmly welcomes other misfits to her site, www.marciaford.com, and her blog, postmodernmisfit.blogspot.com. After years writing about faith, Marcia recently connected her spirituality to politics and wrote the book “We the Purple,” from which you can download a free chapter on its site, WeThePurpleOnline.com, and you can read about her thoughts on being an Independent Voter in recent elections.