I worry about the kinds of foods I should or shouldn’t be eating
I worry, wondering if I’m drinking enough fluids
I worry about taking different headache and sinus medicines
I worry because I haven’t yet felt my little one move inside of me
I worry about each and every doctor appointment
I worry about the impending ultrasound, and what it will or won’t show us
I worry that this little one inside of me will never come to know Christ as his/her Savior.
There’s so many things to worry about, and I know it’s only just beginning. I know over the years I’ll worry about parenting styles, disciplinary issues, and the safety of my child as he or she goes out into the world. One day this child of mine will get behind the wheel for the first time, go off to college, chose a career, fall in love, and want to start a family of their own. Even then I’m sure I’ll still worry, hoping that this grown child of mine is happy and loved.
As a human I worry. I think it’s a part of who I am. But as a Christian I have a choice. Do I hold onto those worries, or do I give them to the Lord? I think that’s the defining point each and every day. When the “worry of the day” crops up, I have to decide if I’m going to hold onto it and let it consume me, or if I’m going to claim a portion of scripture, such as Matthew 6:25-34, and give that worry, and every worry over to the Lord.
Sometimes this means turning the same exact worry over to the Lord each and every day. Just the same, I believe that worry serves as a test in my life. The Lord wants to see if I’ll truly trust Him today and everyday.
I forget at times what a relief it is to give each worry over to the Lord. I forget the peace that fills me when I lay all my worries at the foot of the cross. It’s unexplainable. There’s nothing like it. It’s a peace that passes all understanding. It’s a peace that reminds me that the Lord God is more than able to take care of my worries. He is more than able, I just have to trust Him.
What are you worrying about today? Is it a loved one serving far away? Is it a child? A friend? Or a personal situation? Whatever that worry may be, I encourage you to entrust the Lord with it today. He’s more than able to handle your worry.
Lord, thank you that you take me just as I am, worries and all. Please take my worries about _________ today and replace those worries with your peace. Thank you for reminding me that you are more than able to handle these worries.