For myself I suffer more for my friends, my family, and others I come across or hear about, than I do myself. When a friend is sick, a family member is in a terrible situation, or I hear of some tragedy or terrible suffering, I fret and at times get consumed with their problems. My own travails take a back seat because I know that somehow things do indeed work out. I trust God with my own problems, but for some reason I have trouble trusting him with theirs.

It is incumbent on me to trust God with everyone else’s souls like I do with my own. If I can do so, I lose fear, cease to worry, and no longer suffer for the wrongs I am powerless to prevent. If I can learn to accept the truth that each sparrow is accounted for and he watches over my friends and family just  as he watches over my own poor soul, then I am spared a lot of unnecessary suffering.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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