Worry is Like a Rocking Chair by Julie Timms
They say worry is like a rocking chair, it gets you nowhere fast. I’ve struggled with the sin of worry for so many years that we are old friends. Worry is a bad friend, one that I have worked on ditching for years. I come from a long line of worriers; it is definitely a learned habit that is a very bad habit.
I learned the hard way that worry wasted away many happy years of my life. When my husband became ill, I realized how many happy days that I had worried away over trivial things. I vowed to learn this lesson during the hard time and when life was good again, I wouldn’t worry!
My husband was healed; life is good once again but guess what? I still worry. Granted I worry far less and really don’t worry over anything trivial any longer. I just struggle not worrying about the big things in life.
I am a work in progress; I know that this will be status quo this side of heaven. I am working very hard on letting it go though. I learned the hard way and I completely trust God. Worry means that I want to control God and as my dear friend said to me last week, “God is uncontrollable”
God is uncontrollable. I cannot make him do anything by worrying and things always work out in the end. Faith is trusting in the unseen and knowing that God is already working on that for me.
My main worry has always been finances. I know God always has provided for our every need and we’ve been faithful with them. I have prayed with one friend many times about her finances and God has always provided. Now it’s my turn to trust in him for provision and watch him work.
This month we are packing up our home and getting ready to move. We are not worrying about the future ignoring the naysayers and following God. We’re trusting completely in him for our future and letting go of worry and doubt. God is calling our family to serve him in another state; we need to follow his call and trust for his provision.
I would covet your prayers that I will obey God. I hope that many of you can relate to this and find comfort that you’re not alone. I will keep you updated on our move and share what God does. I am working on not worrying and will keep you updated on my progress.
This is our family verse and we are focusing on its promise as always
Matthew 6: 25-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
About the Author: Julie Timms
Julie has been married for seventeen years to the world’s most patient husband. Homeschooling mom of a tween daughter and teen son. She blogs at Just Jules a autobiographic, candid look into her life while sharing God’s glorious triumphs and miracles for their family. Proud organ donation recipient’s wife and working tirelessly to give back to the organ donation community and share their story. She tweets @Julesmpg talking about NKOTB, Pro Cycling and her beloved Packers and sharing her fitness journey while trying to lose 100 lbs. Never a dull moment with Just Jules.
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