“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Worrying for tomorrow is unfortunately, a weakness of mine, and worrying means not trusting. If I were better at handing my worry over to God and truly trusting him to take care of the problem, then I would not be anxious. It is depressing for me to admit this failure, but it helps that I am aware.
Do you have problems with worrying over things you cannot control?
I have found a few things that help me to truly trust God when I give him my problems. It is so freeing to be able to set it at God’s feet and really let it go. When facing a problem, I find it helpful to talk out my worries with God and ask him to help me to not feel anxious. I immerse myself in the promises that God gives us.
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a hope and a future.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”
I also find it helpful to talk to an older, wiser Christian. Someone who can give me biblical advice. Journaling is also a wonderful way to trust. Writing things down sometimes helps me see clearly. It helps me to notice when I am worrying and not trusting God. I hope this post helped someone to lay their burdens at the feet of Jesus today. Trusting is faith…
Blessings In Christ,
Why Worry For Tomorrow? December 8, 2011