Is not life more than food…
Therefore, I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? Matthew 6:25-27
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25
I think it’s human nature to worry at times. Some people worry all the time, and never seem to have a worry-free time. Others are fairly laid back and try to take each day as it comes, and rarely seem to worry. But worry does come to each of us and we each handle it differently. We are all individuals, meaning we each look at things slightly different than others. And therefore handle worries differently.
Some of us have strengths where others have weakness and vice versa. But God’s word encourages, actually tells us to give Him our worries and concerns, and to not spend and expend our energy on worrying. We have little to no control over events in our lives. We may think we do, but then are shocked when severe sudden accidents, LIFE happens. We have little control; and yet think we are in command. . . . . until we are scooped up into a problem or unanticipated event.
It took me a long time to relinquish my worries. I wonder now if I liked keeping them close. But it was more a matter believing I, myself, me, was in control. How silly, how cocky. I have finally learned I have little control. Yes, I can pay my bills on time, can check in with family and friends and make sure they are all doing well (and can say prayers if there are issues), I can drive to the store and choose my merchandise, etc. But I have little control in the grand realm.
It behooves me to greet God each morning, ask Him to protect my family and keep them healthy, and to guide my steps, use me if there is a need I can accomplish for His kingdom.
I have learned over years how much easier my life is by handling over worries to God: again, not always easy, at least in those first days of trust and believing. Those worries would leap back into my mind and I would again start gnawing on them, then remember I had handed it off to God. . . and I needed to let Him deal, to trust Him. And remind myself to relinquish once again the worry I tried to snatch back.
Wahoo, life is so much easier and smoother doing this. So when you’re buried in worries, please turn to any of the verses I’ve written, or find your own. They have certainly made ‘mybellaviews’ much more pleasant and easy.