I love to worry. If you knew how much time I spent worrying you would agree with me. If I don’t have something on the surface of my mind to worry about, that just makes me worry even more. I then start to think that maybe I am forgetting something, or maybe this is the calm before the storm. Worry consumes my mind a great majority of the time.
I have found that I worry most about the safety of myself and my family. I worry that a bad car accident will happen, or that there will be a robbery, or a house fire. Any tragedy that you can think of, I worry about it.
I feel confident in saying that I am not the only one. Do you worry about similar situations? I believe that as women, we often feel the need to take on the worry and the stresses of our entire household. It is as if worry is our assigned burden. I don’t know about you, but constant worrying about the safety of my family is a heavy burden. It is to heavy for me to carry alone. I am tired, and I am sure you are too.
So what can we do when we feel so incredibly overwhelmed with worry?
I think sometimes we forget how big God is. God is GOD! He created everything we are. God is so powerful, that we cannot possibly comprehend His greatness. He simply spoke, “Let there be light!” and it happened! (Genesis 1:3) That being said, what makes us think that our worry is too big for God to handle?
Give God your worries! Let him carry that burden for you. The Lord is good and kind and loving. He does not want to see us worry. 2 Chronicles 20:17 starts out by saying, “You will not have to fight this battle. Just stand there and watch the Lord save you.”
God showed me something at the beginning of that verse. He showed me that my battle is with worry, and I do not have to fight that battle anymore.
You and I must simply let go, and watch The Lord work. He will save us from our worry. When you are feeling worried, PRAY! Lord, I do not know what is ahead, but I am trusting you to watch over my family and I , and I do not have to fight this battle with worry anymore.
God wants nothing more than to take our burdens from us. All we have to do is look worry in the face and say, “God has got this.”
May you be blessed and encouraged.
– Taylor Wallin
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