Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Luke 12:25
For many years, I thought that worrying was equated with love- and that worrying was a good thing. After all, you don’t worry about something that isn’t important to you- or to someone you love.
It’s been a long, arduous process, but I am learning to drop those worries on His door step, one by one. But some days I pick them back up.
And that’s what happened to me recently.
Nothing of great importance, but lots and lots of little things creeped into my thoughts and I found myself fretting over everything– and I mean EVERYTHING.
Doesn’t it seem like everything falls apart all at once? That’s what happened in my home. I tell my husband all the time that I am not good at being an “adult”. As crazy as it sounds, even something as simple as calling a repair person to come fix an appliance gives me anxiety.
Philippians 4:6- be anxious for nothing
As the worship team and I were practicing and preparing for the service on Sunday, I found myself once again fretting and worrying about so many little things. The song we were practicing was called “Cast My Cares”. Tears started to flow down my cheeks as I played the piano and made mistake after mistake. I stopped in the middle of the song and said we had to start again- and that it was all my fault.
Instead of casting my cares on Him- I had spent an entire week worrying. And it’s like a snowball… the worries start out small, but one leads to another and before you know it, it’s a GIANT out-of-control snowball rolling down a hill. All week long I practiced and sang the words of that song, and yet I had not heeded it’s message.
In those few seconds before we played the song again, I surrendered ALL my worries to Him. And just like that- I was able to freely worship!
The picture and quote at the top of the page is one that I saw this morning, and these words hit me like a ton of bricks-
we can’t worry and worship at the same time.
Worrying doesn’t help anything- and it doesn’t change our circumstances. Worry leads to doubt… and when we worry, we’re not trusting God and His Word.
Instead of being a “worrier”- I want to be a warrior for Him!
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
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