Thursday, April 22, 2010

worry or pray?

I'm thinking a lot about worrying today. A friend of mine is worried about her daughter and the situation she is currently in. It's so hard not to worry. It sounds easy to say-- Don't worry, God's in charge" - but I think everyone knows it's just not that easy, at least I know it was never that easy for me.

I think we all worry about our loved ones, our spouses and kids, our Moms and Dads, our brothers and sisters, our friends and co-workers, and the list can go on and on. I know I could easily get up every morning and do nothing but worry, but where would that get me? Would it change anything at all? I don't believe it changes a thing, because I believe God wants us to give ALL of our worries to him, every little one, big or small. I have done alot of worrying over the years about all of the above, but it really didn't help, at least I don't think it did.

Does it mean I don't care if I don't worry? I used to worry all the time before I got sick. A lot of things in life bothered me before I got sick. One of the things that God has taught me through this illness, one thing that is clear to me, is that my life and all of our lives belong to the Creator of the Universe. He knows what's gonna happen, how everything fits together, not us, so why worry? Is that going to change anything? I believe the answer to that is NO, NO, NO!

I believe in prayer and the power of prayer. I have seen prayer work again and again in my life and in the lives of my friends and loved ones. As I continue on this journey of blogging, I will, little by little, talk about has God has changed my life and how I continue to see Him answer prayers everyday.

I have two verses that have helped me today as I've thought about worrying:

Matthew 6:28-34

"And why do you worry about your clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do no labor or spin. Yet I tell you not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown in the fire, will he not much more clothe you,
o you of little faith?

So, do no worry, saying, what shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or what shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them, But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well."

Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth."

My prayer for today:

Heavenly Father, help me not to worry, help me to put all of my faith and trust in you. I pray that you will protect this young woman and give her wisdom in her decisions, Please put the people in her path to help her through this difficult time she's going through. I pray for her Mom, Dad and whole family. Lord, be with them and give them the strength to rally around her and with each other. I pray for my family: my beloved and devoted husband and my children. They are at such a critical time in their lives. Help them to find the right path. Help them to turn away from the world, and back to you. I pray for everyone in my life today. Bless them Lord.

In Jesus Name I pray, Amen

1 comment:

  1. We all know that worrying is a waste of our precious time because it doesn't do anything positive but it's hard not to. I'm worrying not so much about my family but the bitter political environment that we're living in and the fact that it is so difficult for me to find a part time job. I am a college graduate and I owned my own business for 17 years, not to mention my other work experience and I can't land a $9.80/hr. job....


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