Worries - BE GONE!

I am a worrier. It's true! I really struggle with worry! If something is unsettled or unplanned or uncontrolled or . . . _____________, I'm sure I can find a reason to be worried about it. One of my favorite Scripture passages strikes a cord with my problem with worry. Please take a moment and read this! I know it can be so easy sometimes to skip the passage but God's Word never returns void so let it sink in! 

Matthew 6: 
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious 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? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Ahhh. . . worries are gone! Yea, right! But they NEED to be! Worry is the absence of trusting God. If I were to simply trust God with EVERY detail of my life, no matter WHAT is going on, worry would not exist in my heart. 

I've had an interesting week. Sunday I spent 3 hours in Emergency care because my blood pressure was very high. The week before it had been completely normal. Monday I started having Braxton Hicks contractions EVERY time I moved. This has lasted ever since. Since the baby is fine and my blood work is fine and everything else is fine. Guess what's left? Stress. Worry. Failure to TRUST. 

I'm amazed at how our physical bodies can get to the point of not being able to hide it any more. As women, we can get pretty good at hiding stress and when someone asks, we say "Everything is great! I'm doing wonderful - how about you?" When on the inside if people could see they would know all is not well and good in the worry department. 

Right now I probably have a lot to excuse my stress problems. 
1. Financial problems. 
2. I am pregnant. 
3. My brother moved in and while we are glad to have him, it's different for our family.
4. We're trying (as of tomorrow) to list our house with a realtor.
5. We may be moving - before the baby comes in the next 6 weeks. Or maybe after, it all depends on how I'm doing or when the baby comes - Ach - another unknown to worry about! 
6. My hubbie's birthday is Saturday and right now I'm in too much pain to stand up and make the Boston Creme Pie he wants. 
7. AND TRUST ME THERE ARE MORE! I just don't want to put them out on blog world! But trust me, when I'm able to spill it, you'll ALL understand! 

See? I have plenty to worry about! Right? 

WRONG!!! My perspective needs to be "I have MORE TO TRUST GOD ABOUT! YES!!" I'm currently working on this. Instead of all of the concerns and worry issues that are trying to pull me and my physical pregnant body down, I need to be encouraged by the fact that GOD is going to PROVE Himself over and over in the next few weeks. I just need to step back and let God handle the details and not me. 

If you haven't noticed, the verse at the top of my blog is Psalm 37:4 - this has been my life verse since I was a very young teenager and I have gone to it and it's surrounding verses multiple times. . . now is one of those times. 

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.

I hope I have encouraged you with what I'm learning today. Join with me in trying to change your perspective on the things you have to worry about and see it as an opportunity to simply have more to trust God with. 

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This is linked up with Women Living Well and Raising Homemakers.

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