I was reading Jesus Calling the other day and like most days, the devotional hit me spot on. The topic was worrying. As you may know from Instagram, our house is up for sale. I have done a lot of praying that God will help us to sell our house quickly. I haven’t prayed that He would help us sell our house in HIS time. See the difference there? I do that all the time. I am so selfish with my prayers and my wants. I am constantly praying for God to do this or that in MY perfect time. Has that ever worked out for you? Anyone? Me either.
I am a worry wart. I worry about the house being too messy, I worry about our laundry being sky high. I worry about the amount of work I have to get done every day while also raising a teething baby at home. God states plainly that worrying is a sin. Some people sin by doing drugs or drinking too much. I sin by constantly worrying. It is a form of distrust. I am not giving everything over to God. I’m trying to deal with it and handle everything myself instead of trusting that he has my back. Why is that? God has never failed me before. He has allowed me go through tough times (or tests as I like to call them), but He has never failed me. He is the one who lifts me up when I’m down. He is the one who gave me my husband at the time I needed him the most. He gave me my precious son when I had almost given up on having children. He has always gone above and beyond for me. So why do I not trust Him enough to quit worrying?
Why is this so difficult for me? Do you struggle with worrying?
I totally understand this post! I tend to think God should answer my prayers in MY time–because I know best right?! haha Wrong obvi! But God never fails and his timing and his plans are always best 🙂 I have learned to try to give my worry to God everyday–still a work in progress.
The Girl who Loved to Write says
this is so good!
Dana Jo says
I was also like you.
Over the years it is getting better. I have also had hard times and was always afraid something might happen which I'm not strong enough to handle. I worried day and night about things that were not there and have not happened yet. Always had fear from the future and what my happen. In a conversation with a good friend I had understand how unnecessary and destructive this was. Even today I'm still worried but only to things that have already happened and I looking for a way and a good way to cope. When I notice I'm starting again to brood then I stop it immediately and do something completely different. I turn on the radio, trying to sing along. Begin to read on so I have to concentrate on it. Do not let on that you brooding too much. Try to distract yourself useful. Eventually, one day it will no longer belong to your everyday life and you will start to think in another way.
wish you the best
hope you understood my bad englisch
many greetings from Germany