‘We should work, but we are to leave it to God to worry’
So wrote Martin Luther almost five hundred years ago when, as an old, tired and ailing man he found that reforming the church was turning out to be more difficult and complicated than he had hoped. People whose hearts had been filled by grace were not necessarily bringing about the Godly, loving community that Luther had imagined. But he never gave up trying and never gave up hope that it was possible .
Something to think about when we discouraged and tired, and the work and hopes we had invested in a project are not coming out as we had hoped.
(Ps‘Cast your burden on the Lord and He will sustain you’ (Ps. 55.22)