Sunday, September 18, 2011

Do not worry.

I posted part of this on Facebook today- but I wanted to expand for my Blogger friends:

As I was looking out the window this morning I saw a little bird cleaning itself and protecting its nest. That image reminded me of one of my most precious verses : Matt 6:26, "Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, ye your Heavenly Father takes care of them, are they not more valuable than you?"

This is a verse that I cling to and remind myself often. I am a total worrier- I worry about what I said or didn't say- I worry about my children, my spouse, my Friends, my family. I worry about little things from years ago, like "maybe I should have let my friend pay for that meal, but I didn't want them to think we always expect them to pay" or " I should have called" or "I should have wrote a letter", the list could go on an on. I worry about my health- especially now. I worry about money, and things I should have and should not have not in regard to it.

I need to remind myself of this promise on a daily basis- it is a lot easier said than done, but I know that HE will take care of us, and he has plans to prosper and not harm us. It is at the difficult times that we sometimes feel so close to those promises, and hold onto them with hope.

When I was in the hospital recently, I was visited by the Chaplin twice, and she gave me a really cool analogy, that was introduced by Anne Grahm Lotts- to make the 18 inch leap between your head (trust) to your heart (faith)- she went onto say that a lot of us trust that Jesus will take care of us, but we don't allow ourselves to have faith that he really will- we still worry.

So I am telling myself today, "Do not worry"

I hope this gives you some comfort as well.