I\’ve Got a Feeling, Everything\’s Gonna Be Alright


I’ve got a feeling everything’s gonna be alright,

I’ve got a feeling everything’s gonna be alright,

I’ve got a feeling everything’s gonna be alright,

Be alright, be alright, be alright.

If you are like me, when things goes wrong, our minds go into “fix it” mode more often than \”prayer mode.\” Even when we go through \”prayer motions,\” our minds are often hard at work, trying to figure things out. 

I am learning, however, that while human ingenuity is capable of many things, there are some things that are beyond human ability to figure out and fix. In fact, our limited abilities are not our own, anyway. It is God who works in us to do what we are able to do. Yet, the grace of God sets limits on our abilities, else we would never have a reason to turn to God.

You probably have heard it said, “Our extremity is God’s opportunity.” I have quoted this many times. But, when the rubber hits the road, it is challenging to simply “let go and let God handle it.”

Hymnist Joseph Medicott Scriven was spot-on:

O what peace we often forfeit,

O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer! (from “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”)

Too often, we substitute joy with sorrow, peace with worry, and faith for doubt. Ralph Waldo Emerson wisely notes, “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.”

We must pull ourselves together and believe that God has our best interest at heart. He “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Eph. 3:20). 

In other words, “Let go and let God work it out!”

Dr. Antipas L. Harris
Welcome to my blog

This blog site is where I share matters related to society, the church, and the academy. I hope my thoughts are meaningful to you. Theology

Read More »