It is a human symptom to worry. Worry about a situation. Worry about the outcome. It is a vicious cycle that can inhabit our being and take away our comfort, faith, and serenity. I could take the tiniest scenario and create this huge situation. It took on a life of its own. Worrying does nothing, but strip away my trust in God.
Recently, I had two opportunities to test out my new outlook. Both were health issues. One with my youngest and then one with me. They presented me with an option. I could completely allow those situations to occupy my mind or I could simply trust. After all, the reality is that worrying has never changed the outcome of ANY situation. In my heart, I have learned that God has this all planned out already. He really doesn’t need me to micro manage his job. I knew that everything was going to be fine regardless of any medical diagnosis. It allowed me the freedom to not lose my sanity to worry.
You see, if I allow worry to consume me, then I lose hours, days, even weeks or more of my life. I am no longer present to receive all the really good stuff happening all around me. I have planned out the outcome before I have the answers.
It’s hard not to dive into fear. When I feel out of control, grabbing onto fear, allows me to feel that I am at least doing something. If it is big enough to worry about, then maybe I need to pray about it. Today, I want and need to be full of faith.