Are the worrying kind?
Does life weigh heavy on your heart most days?
Let me tell you quite simply and with the gentlest of voice, stop dear one.
This is one of the hardest life lessons as a Christian and yet it is the one which lifts you from the threshing room floor or the blustering storm to the very arms of Jesus, carried through the troubles and fears, and never facing them alone.
Do you know that nothing, absolutely nothing you face in this life is a surprise to Him? Our earthly journey is one of tight bends, where what is 'just around the corner' is more often than not a complete mystery until we reach it - yet He saw it all, long before He switched on the sun and hung the moon amongst the stars.
Right now this lesson is one I am learning to walk in because worry over the unknown has given me some unexpected anxiety attacks, and the fear which accompanies them overruled what I know to be true. I've worried over what 'might' happen, not what will. I've removed Him from the situation and believed myself vulnerable. I've held my breath and forgotten who gave me that oxygen for life.
I reacted to the unknown and did not turn to He who already knew.
In every situation these past few weeks where I allowed those worries to cripple my thoughts and responses He showed me my fears were unfounded. He let me fall apart so that I would allow Him to pick me up and carry me. It was the only way for me to learn, the only way I could understand that what He says is truth and what I feel is not.
I'd like to say I won't worry ever again, but I'm sure that would be untrue.
What I will say is that I know better now and every time my heart pounds out of my chest with concern or fears I will stop and breathe...I will sit down and let my thoughts rest on my Father, imagine myself handing it all to Him before climbing onto His knee and resting my head on His comforting and strong shoulder.
I can, you can -
"let it go, let Him take it, trust His promise, stop worrying"
Little by little, step by step...
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