Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a good week so far.
I must admit that I am tired. Last night was long, and after returning home from a long-distance orthodontist appointment, I just want to rest. But first, I’d like to write for a few minutes about worry. Something we ladies definitely struggle with at times.
Over the weekend I had a bit of a wake up call. I often talk about how important contentment is, but walking the walk isn’t always easy. I truly want to rest in God and trust in His sovereignty at all times, but sometimes I just forget. I’m so prone to worry.
Well, I had been worrying about finances and a few life choices set before us, when Moses started to have an issue with his leg. After an hour or so, it was completely back to normal, but during that time thoughts of finances and other decisions completely flew from my brain. All I wanted was for my little guy to be well.
How often do I think about and concentrate on things I cannot change instead of focusing on the abundant blessings the Lord (YHWH) has given us? Far too often. Like our health, for example. Overall, my family is healthy, which is a huge blessing. I remember when my oldest son had his appendix removed seven years ago. Nothing else mattered besides his recovery. But once he did recover, other worries began to occupy my mind.
But God’s way doesn’t include worry!
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
We should be spending our days seeking His righteousness, and He will take care of the rest! Let’s seek Him together, and stop acting like the rest of the world. We have been given so many good things, and have much to be thankful for.
So for now, I’m snuggling my little guy who is growing up entirely too fast while asking God to help me with my struggle. I want to seek Him with abandon, and stand in awe of His righteousness and goodness. Eyes off of myself, and on Him instead. This is the answer to kick worry to the curb.