Believe} No Worries

I don’t know how much of my life has been spent worrying, especially about my kids. It’s like children should come with a warning label when we birth them: Welcome to the uncomfortable world of maternal anxiety.

When they were little, I worried about our kids health, about their education, about the choices they would make as teens. I worried about run-of-the-mill low-level risks like riding their bikes without helmets and knee pads. I worried about the high-level-risks they would make about their faith, their jobs, and their mates, all of which would impact their whole life trajectory.

I thought my worries would lessen as the kids got older, but the jokes on me. Not only does my brow furrow for them; now I worry about their plus-ones and our grand babies from age 6 to 3 weeks and even the one who’s still in the womb. I worry for my dad who’s in his 80’s and for my husband’s changing needs.

Worry is all around me.

In the last few years I’ve come to understand something; worry won’t change reality.

I’m not saying I’ve been cured of my fretting, but I am confident in where to go for answers when fear comes knocking.

God is my refuge and strength, and an ever present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1).

There’s a lot going on in our world today. I often worry over business, health concerns, and loved ones. Things can easily get me anxious. But Matthew 6:27 reminded me this morning, “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?”

When I worry, I’m saying that the devil has the kind of power over my life that God can’t protect me from.

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

1 John 4:4

The best thing I can offer my family and friends is to be a woman who leans on Jesus no. matter. what. When troubles come at me, I have to fix my eyes on Him.

“To expel worry from our heart, we need to grow deeper roots of trust in God.”

I need to be a woman who trusts God, regardless of life’s ups and downs. How I believe determines everything about the way I live.

Worry will come, so I’ve written these reminders to help me when they do.

1. Remember to pray.

2. Believe God.

3. Meditate on Scripture.

God has a plan for my life. I want to trust it. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.

One Reply to “Believe} No Worries”

  1. Thank you for this encouragement! I couldn’t agree more and definitely couldn’t have said it better!

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