“And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.” Luke 12:22
I usually find myself worrying about a lot of things. If I’m honest, it’s most things. Strangely enough I was worry free in the weeks just before our wedding.
I wasn’t worried at all about getting married. All that changed when everyone kept asking me if I was nervous or worried about getting married. This repeated question caused me to worry about not being worried. I felt like I must be doing something wrong—or forgetting something that I should be worried about.
It seemed that everyone expected me to be worried. Apparently worrying before your wedding is the thing to do. All of my worrying before my wedding stripped me of much of the joy that I could have known if I would have simply rested in God’s goodness for me. I was focusing on what others thought I should be doing instead of what I knew I should be doing.
Instead of praying, I worry. I imagine the worst outcome possible. A lot of heartache results from my worrying. When I worry I am both forgetting who I am and forgetting who God is.
I forget that He loves me. I forget that He has redeemed me. I forget that He promises to meet my needs. I forget that He cares for me. Instead of worrying we are supposed to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. If we do this, then all the other things will be added to us as well.
Prayer: Lord help me remember who you are. Help me not worry because of who you are and who I am in Christ. I know that I do not need to worry. Help me rest in you.
What do you worry about? How much time do you spend worrying?
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom