Monday, March 12

Not To Worry!

Grammy, Luke and Victoria
What a gorgeous Monday! The sun is shining and it is 59 degrees. Come on Spring! Can't wait until I get home from work this evening and walk.

Spending quality time with my grandchildren Victoria and Luke, my daughter Brooke, son-in-law Jesse and my hubby is always a special treat. The weekend would have been complete if our son Brandon and his wife Casey could have been with us. They live in Southern Virginia and their schedules are as crazy as ours. They are also in full-time ministry so we don't get to see them as often as we would like.

Grammy's have to brag on their grandbabies you know! We took a variety of photos Saturday so I could update the photos in my office. When I was looking at the photos today I thought about how safe and secure Victoria and Luke feel when they are in my care. They don't worry about anything bad happening to them because they trust me to take care of them.

Matthew 6:25, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life......." Why do we worry so much about everything? God's Word encourages us not to worry about anything. When we allow worry and fear to creep into our lives we tend to focus on the negative and miss God's opportunities. We become consumed by the possibilities of what could happen and sometimes that prevents us from recognizing what is actually transpiring in our lives. The doubt and fear overwhelms our very being and there is no place, time or desire for prayer or spending time with God. We become useless as a Christian because we are so caught up in things we most likely cannot control or change. I believe we miss many blessings because we doubt that God can take care of us.

As Christians we must learn to trust God and completely relinquish all of our worries and fears to Him. We practice great lip service but do we sincerely place our trust in God and believe that He will take care of every need? His Word explicitly tells us that we are not to worry about anything. Worry distracts us and hinders God's will in our lives. God loves and cares for us just the same as we love our children, grandchildren and spouses. Allow Him to take care of your needs. Practice releasing every worry and concern to Him this week. You will be amazed at how well He manages and resolves issues in our lives that seem to be managing us.

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