Yesterday evening I was in a bit of a slump. I was concerned about some big things, and life just felt heavy. I talked to my husband about it, and he shared some encouragement with me. He is a pretty level headed guy, and I definitely need him to balance my tendency to overthink things.
Ladies, we probably all do this to some extent sometimes. I want to fix things. When I see a problem, whether it be in my home or in the world, I want to solve it. A lot of times, this way of thinking makes me concerned about tomorrow, instead of focusing on the day at hand.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
But what does the Lord want me to do? He has given me this day, right now, to focus on. He has given me children to teach and a home to run. I want to be remembered as someone who loved well, and not as a worrier.
Setting our thoughts on the task at hand is glorifying to God. It says, “I trust You with my future.” This is what I want to model to my children, ladies.
He is such a good and loving Father. He wants what’s best for you and me. All we need to do is to trust Him.
If you have a tendency to worry (like I do), I would like to encourage you to take it to the Lord in prayer. Seek council from your husband. Our guys are generally more straightforward than us ladies are, and can matter-of-factly help us see our thoughts for what they are, without letting emotion cloud their judgement.
The Lord has given us today as a gift. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
“And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? So if you cannot do even something very little, why do you worry about other things? Consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass in the field—which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow—then how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? “So do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. For all the nations of the world strive after these things. But your Father knows that you need these things. Instead, seek His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you.”