Pastor's Notes by Bro. Jay Hatfield

You have heard me say that “God has got this!”. A while back ago a good friend of mine Joy Bolton gave me a t-shirt that has this quote on it Today we have so much going on in our lives that we are constantly worried. I truly believe that worry is a tool of the Devil. I have been plagued with it all of my life. But, I want you to hear this and know it in your heart that God has got this!

People all over the world are battling with cancer, aids, blood diseases of all sorts.  Children are dying, youth are dying, men and women are dying. We have all these health issues that we can’t do anything about. But, what about the spiritual issues of peoples lives? Can we not do something about that? God has given us a message that must be shared. His story must be told. Your story must be told. People need to hear what God can do. It is in God that we all have hope. It is in God that we all have life abundantly waiting for us.

You know what I have found out? I have found out that there are a lot of things that I cannot control, but the one thing I can always do is pray. I can’t always be there for everyone. I can’t always help everyone that I would like to help, but, yes, I can always pray. As I put my faith in God it always comes to my attention that yes, God has got this!

God has got all of our concerns and issues well under control. I know this world appears at times to be falling apart, but God has everything under control. I am reminded of the scripture in Matthew 6:25-27 where Jesus said to not worry. The scripture says, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet  your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

Our worry accomplishes nothing, so why worry? Proverbs 3:5-6 says, trust in the Lord. Let’s look at this passage as I close.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.”