Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Worry


God tells us in His Good Book not to worry. But how? I am SO worried tonight and my heart is so heavy. I've been told that worrying does no good, I've been told to focus on what's good and right, I've been told that God is in control...and I KNOW all of those things, but it doesn't make the burden on my heart any lighter and it doesn't seem to lessen the load. Do I have too little faith? If only my head and the things I know to be true, could convince my heart.


Psalm 56:3 NIV

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.

3 comments:

Aimee B said...

Anita, I am going through the same thing...worry and being challenged to "Let go, Let God". I know what I am supposed to do, but to actually do it is another. I have been reflecting back on some Sparky verses and specifically Proverbs 3:5,6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight". I will keep you in my prayers.

paw said...

Just a thought . . . Jesus was worried in the garden at Gethsemane. He even felt abandoned and cried out from the cross.

If he, who knew God so much more intimately than we do, felt this same feeling of worry and inadequacy, should you not forgive yourself for feeling the same?

Be gentle with yourself and your faith. Don't expect every day to be perfect, but celebrate those days, like the one you more recently wrote about when it was easier to relax into God's embrace and release the worry. Give yourself the grace to grow.

Peace to your heart.

anita said...

thank you.