I've spent most of my life a worrier.
I worry about everything.
No seriously, EVERYTHING.
My husband, my daughter, my dad, my sister, my family,
my inlaws, my cousins, that people won't like me,
the health of my family, my friends, my job, finances,
my dogs, my marriage, my friendships,
my health, accidents, death,
spiders, pickles getting on my food, ants.
You name it, I worry about it.
And I hate it.
Because I KNOW that God tell me so many times not to worry....
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way.
The Lord be with you all.
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you;
he will never permit the righteous to be moved
So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability,
but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape,
that you may be able to endure it.
What then shall we say to these things?
If God is for us, who can be against us?
As I prepare to send Madison off to college in a few months,
my worry tendencies seem to be OUT of control.
I'm spending lots of time reminding myself of God's promises.
This quote sums up what I know to be true about worry
and is one of my all time favorites.
If you, like me, need a reminder not to worry,
you can print out your own copy HERE.