Strolling through the streets on Catalina Island taking in all the window displays, my eyes and mind were captured by this one brightly colored tee shirt. It read:
“Wherever you go, there you are.”
I laughed thinking “how ridiculous” or could it be “how sublime?”
This affirmation by Ralph Waldo Emerson rang the same bell.
“Wherever we are, God is, and all is well!”
I found this affirmation so comforting that I’m repeating it to myself a lot lately. In the midst of my worrying about this, fretting about that and losing sleep over the situations out of my control, I repeat this comforting mantra. “God is here, and all is well.”
Of course I pray telling God my concerns, (as if I had to fill Him in on my state of being). But sometimes I feel like I’m talking to a deaf ear. Is God really listening? Does He really care about my piddley problems in the whole scheme of the universe?
On my soul level, I positively vow “YES”, but my mind has to be reigned in to catch up with God’s bigger picture. I’m not privy to this understanding while here on earth.
With this knowledge and trust, I need to relax. I must totally give up control, letting go of the steering wheel, knowing that I’m in good hands with God in the drivers seat.
Ask yourself these questions: Do you pray? Then why worry?
After you reflect on these questions, repeat after me, “Wherever we are, God is, and all is well.”