Worry

I will admit, I worry.  I know in my heart it does little good, yet I still find myself worrying about so many things that I have little, to no control over.  Worry for many centers on the future.  It is our way of trying to control something that we have no ability, nor right, to control.  We are taking our eyes off of today, to worry about tomorrow. 

God's design and gift to us is a life of no worry.  He has given us both the ability and the right to dump everything on Him.  I Peter 5:6-7 says, "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you".  God desires to exalt us, in His time, not ours, and that we unload all of our heavy burdens into His capable hands. 

Now worrying is a choice.  Some may disagree with me but I believe we choose to worry and we can choose to refrain from it.  Philippians 4:6-7 says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus".  Verse 6 is not a request but a statement.  This tells me, according to God's word, that I have a choice. 

To refrain from worrying is not easy, for you or for me.  But if I choose to first focus on today, as the gift and opportunity God has given me, I at least take tomorrow out of the struggle.  I also can help my self by constantly being thankful for the many blessings God has given me, and then remember how God has taken care of me in the past.  With my mind on today and on God in a spirit of thanksgiving and faith, worry is very seldom in the picture.

Have a blessed day.

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