These past few weeks I had several moments of worry and doubt. I had been complaining, crying out to God in frustration but the good news is with prayer and petition and letting others know my thoughts and with further prayers I am feeling better, is it a struggle? YES! Will I continue to worry? YES, and NO we have our moments of worry but it is how we handle worry that makes all the difference. We aren’t made to let it consume our life and let it cause anxiety and frustration but oh how tempting it is to wallow in it. We need to walk away from it and trust in God.
Check out one of my favorite verses below that I go to weekly:
“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? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:25-34 NIV).
I wanted to share the above scripture as a reminder of how I need to look at my life and just trust God to take care of it in the way He sees fit. I know I can do my part and give it all to Him and work at things as He calls me to it but for now I am called to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to (me) as well” as verse 33 highlights above. That is so comforting!
What do you do when you worry? How do you handle it?