Did you know that God actually classifies Worry as a Sin?
Matthew 6:25, says: “Do not worry about your life.”
Our many problems we have in life, are never too big for our God to handle. God is not intimidated by your problems!
So instead of telling God how BIG your problems are, start telling your problems how big GOD is!
Can anyone by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Each day has way too many troubles on it’s own.
“You do you realize that you are worrying about something that I have already worked out?” – God
(All of the quotes from above were based off the message, “Consider the Source” from Elevation church by Pastor Steven Furtick)
With all this being said, I have always struggled with worry! My whole life in school, I would worry about papers, exams, grades, practice, games…etc. I mean it’s hard to NOT worry. Especially being a cheerleader and trying out crazy new stunts and worried if they will stick it at the games & competitions! I would always worry that just because we would hit the routine perfectly during practice that would we still end up falling at games in front of our peers! (Teenagers worry a lot I tell you!) But NOT worrying does not mean that you do not study for that test or practice for the game. It means that we still give it our all & practice but we have to trust God because He always knows the outcome!
Those were my small worries I had in school. NOW I could have a whole new set of worries.. I mean I have a husband in the service, living in a new town, having to make new friends, making sure I’m being the best wife I can be…etc. The crazy thing is that all of these worries are SO MUCH BIGGER than what I was faced with it in my school days. BUT I have way more peace about my problems NOW than I did THEN! I mean I have grown up struggles now! When I start to worry, I just LOOK BACK, and see that God has always provided & taken care of me in the past, why would He just stop now? I’m where I’m supposed to be right now, God has a plan that will unfold one day. Examples on how God has been there for Jonathan & I in our first (crazy) year of marriage…Let’s see where to begin! We ended up buying our first home, then finding out that it was not where we needed to be, especially with Jon gone all the time, So we found a new town that would be perfect for raising a family & that would be a lot safer! We listed the house for sale, with lots of prayer from Jon & I, my family, his family, and the entire church family & three weeks later we had a buyer! Um…what?!?! Yeah, you try to tell me that God wasn’t a part of that! Oh and when we moved to our new town, I found a job in weeks (that I love) AND to top it all off, a friend from college (Brenna) told me that her best friend (Tiffany) & her hubby (Jeremy) from LIBERTY lives in our new town & that I would love them! Jon & I met up with them at church that week. We had instant friends from our college! I can’t tell you how much of a blessing Tiffany has been!! Not only do I have a close friend who shares my love of sushi, yoga, coffee, juicing, watching Netflix for hours,…the list literally goes on BUT she shares my love for GOD! I can actually talk with her for hours & have meaningful conversations! Oh and let me say my hubby’s worries have been about his wife… for me to feel safe, find a job, find friends etc.. so this was also a huge weight off Jon’s shoulder’s which means the world to me because he takes on so much as it is, so for him to not have to worry about my safety and happiness is amazing!
Anyways having shared ALL that, God provides & takes care of his children! If anyone is having struggles with worry, just look what God has provided me with in the past couple months! There is no need for worry! When worrying starts to happen, starting praying, find a verse, watch an old sermon, call your best friend or your CEO (chief encouraging officer) & I promise your worries will go away!
Hope this post has encouraged someone today, even if its just one person!!
Just Remember to Relax & Enjoy Life!!
(Pictures: from Pinterest)