Worry or not to worry ?

Define Worry :    Give way to anxiety or unease allows ones mind to dwell on difficult times .. ( fret , agonize,  overthink , panic,  stress , lose sleep , etc )

That word does not sound pleasant nor does the meaning .

How many struggle with this little word ?   I have , it’s the flesh part of us that ventures off to this state.  We worry about things we can not control , the unknown , the what if ..

I know this word very well , I am a Law enforcement officer wife and the times we are in  ,  situations are stressed . Which makes the families a little guarded.. and here comes that word … Worried ….

We can get so wrapped up in the worry , not knowing answers,  or outcomes , we become weak in faith, because we are consumed with what ? Worry….

I had gone back to school a couple of years ago for a different career as an Esthetician ,  after being a paramedic on an ambulance for 25yrs . Oh what a change!!   When I graduated , started working,  oh it set in . I kind of had a freak moment. .. The money was tight and uncertained , I was new to this  and seemed lost , alone in it ..  I would worry and felt out of sorts  , I prayed and prayed saying  “Lord I trust you ”  but deep down. I still had the worry .. Was that having complete trust in the LORD.   No , it wasn’t..

The times my husband goes out to work .. I see him strap on his vest , put on his gun belt .. See him walk out the door . At times I have taken a picture when he walked out because I was “worried ” .. Was that the last time I would see him ?  I would fret , overthink , and the what if would happen .. I could not sleep .. Worry had me where it wanted , where I let it ..

It has taken me a lot of  self check moments , to see how to fix this.   There were times I knew the Lord would carry me but I was not submitting . My flesh would not let go . Since my fails of not trusting completely ,  I have now learned to let the Lord handle what needs to be and I trust in him . I trusted he would  place me were I need to be in life  , I trust he will keep my husband safe . I trust his will , I trust…..

Friends ,  He has made my path straight. It is a relief knowing my Lord has this .. I do not need to grab onto the worry train  for that ride of anxiety and panic That’s Satan’s trip I won’t be on..  

Satan uses worry as a great tool of his .. It’s easy to do if we do not submit .. It will destory us and it gives great pleasure to Satan knowing we are not trusting the LORD.

The Lord knew we would struggle with this in life , and he placed the solutions in his word. Trust and submit , pray about everything , in every situation .. 

Proverbs 3:5,6 ( N I V)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart    and lean not on your own understanding : 6  in all your ways submit to him,  and he will make your paths  straight. 

Remember the word worry does not have the definition of being joyful or its a fix all .. It’s a hazard … 

Philippians 4 : 6,7  ( N I V) 

Do not be anxious in anything ,  but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God . And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding , will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus…

RACHEL 

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