I remember learning about displacement reaction during my chemistry classes in school. It is the process where a compound displaces a less reactive metal from the solutions of its compounds. In simpler terms, when a higher element comes in contact with a lesser element, it displaces it from its own combination. The Holy Spirit used this analogy to remind me of the ultimate worry displacer — Christ Jesus. The verse above aptly explains what happens when Christ comes into contact with our worries. He displaces them and becomes the center of our lives.
So using the chemistry example,
Jesus + Oge’s Worries = Jesus Oge + Worries.
So, you have worries, and probably valid ones too! How- ever, you must let Jesus come into the equation. When He becomes your focal point, your worries take a back seat and you set your gaze on Him who is able to deliver and walk you through that rough time. So, does the cancer go away? Or the financial drought or the failing marriage or the sick kids? Probably not, but they will no longer remain your focus. But the presence of Jesus will remind you of what the word of God says regarding your circumstance.
Today, let your heart be blessed by this ultimate displacer of our worries. Let us bring Christ in contact with our trials through our praise filled requests and prayers and wait faithfully for His deliverance.