Friday, October 25, 2013

The Weight of Worry

It's a crisp fall morning. Sunlight dances through the windows. Birds sing their praises up to heaven. A cup of coffee sits, steaming, by my side. And in this moment, right here, right now, I am incredibly thankful. Thankful for the season that I am in, even if it has been a trying one. Thankful for the family I get to love on each day. Thankful to live in such a beautiful place, a place that I often take for granted. Thankful for the furry children that rely on me to keep them safe. 

My heart is feeling a little overwhelmed this Friday morning. For the past week I've been dealing with a crazy amount of unease about the future and what's to come. This fear of uncertainty has been troubling my mind. But today? No, today is different. I can only feel one thing, pure gratitude. God has me in His hands so I really shouldn't worry.

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
- Matthew 6:34

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink;
or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more
than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
- Matthew 6:25-27

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this
is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Don't let the worries and problems of this world burden you, friends. Worrying only robs us of the joy that we could be experiencing every single day. It steals our peace and creates an array of imaginary situations in our minds. All of those "what if" scenarios can really weigh you down! Cast all your cares upon the Lord. He knows everything that you're going through. He knows what you need and when you'll need it. Rely on Him. Trust in Him. Be content where He has you.

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