What Have I To Dread?

Have you ever felt overwhelmed?

Today, after running a few errands, I was on my computer and stumbled across an article that was talking about how my generation is really in a losing battle financially.  It talked about how fewer and fewer young couples are having kids because it is not financially possible (a reality I know all too well), how owning a home is pretty implausible and how many jobs around today will be gone in a few years making the already scarce job market even more cut throat.  Needless to say, it wasn’t a very uplifting piece.

And I began to doubt myself.  Did I make the right decisions in my life?  Should I have don’t things differently?  What is my life going to be like?

Then this song came on my Spotify:

“What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.”

I have nothing to fear.  Jesus says who can add a single thing to their life by worrying?  Maybe I won’t have a kid for a while even though I’d like one.  Maybe I won’t have one at all.  Maybe I won’t own a house.  As long as I am leaning on the everlasting arms of Jesus I will be okay.

– Jacob