Hello and Happy Tuesday from Grapevine, TX! We are slowly getting a little more familiar with the area, and starting to settle in to our new apartment. I am missing fall in the Midwest, but the weather here has been pretty nice so far so I can’t really complain. I started reading the New Testament on Monday (yay). It’s slightly easier to read than the Old Testament, which is nice:) Anyways, I was reading in Matthew this morning, and this verse really stuck out to me…
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.”
Needless to say, this was a good reminder for me this morning. Often, I find myself worrying WAY to easily. Not to say that moving half way across the country with less than two weeks notice comes without worry and stress—because it does—but sometimes I worry too much. I’ve mentioned previously that I am a planner my nature, and always like to know what is going to happen next. Planning is not a bad thing, but the point that our plans turn into worry is when we need to take a step back and reevaluate. The footnotes in my Bible said it well…
“Planning for tomorrow is time well spent; worrying about tomorrow is time wasted.”
Again, planning is not a bad thing—it is actually a good thing, and when done correctly can alleviate a lot of stress. But, planning goes wrong when we allow worry to creep into the picture. If we trust God with our plans in the first place, then there is no need to worry. I know this is much easier said than done—I’m living proof of that. But, overtime I have figured out that worrying really doesn’t get you anywhere—its only makes things worse. When we trust God with our plans and our problems, he is faithful to work things out in our favor.
Lord, help me to trust you with my plans, and not to worry about anything. I’ve let worry and stress get in the way of our relationship, and I’m sorry. Forgive me for worrying and stressing. Help me to trust you in all that I do today and always. Amen.
Hope you all are having a fabulous week! God Bless:)