"When my anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul." Psalm 94:19 (NIV)
I struggle with worry sometimes. I will admit it. But during most of this past August and September my anxious thoughts multiplied in far greater measure than just a "case of the worries."
A church inneeded my husband who is a Pastor. And we had one month to move! We weren’t planning to leave the little church we had, but this was something we needed to do. At the same time I was packing my daughter for her first year of college, and my son to return to college. I had piles sorted for college, piles to pack for our move, and things we will need until the last minute.
I became too busy and anxious, to spend the time I needed with the Lord. Isn’t that dumb? He is the source of our strength! And my "what ifs" were multiplying like bunnies!
What if the move throws me into another flare?
What if I stumble or drop things as I unpack?
What if I trip or spill things in front of a parishioner?
What if? What if He is the Lord over all? What if He knows the beginning from the end? I am in His Hands, I and I know that is really is the Lord. "I sought the Lord and He delivers me from all of my fears." Psalm 34:4
We are innow. I am recovered from the move mostly, and we are learning a new level of trust in Him. Every need we faced as we moved was taken care of. Yes, it was a hard move, one of the hardest in our many years of ministry, but He made our way clear. We enjoy our new church immensely, and can see His guiding work all of the way through this.
Prayer: Father I am sorry for the times that I run ahead of you, worrying over things that I know you can take care of. Help me learn to trust you more, even in the big things that scare me. Amen
About the Author: Sandra Platt is a Minister’s wife and mother of two kids in college. She has had Fibromyalgia for over 18 years, plus other chronic illness. She is so thankful for the many friends she has made through Rest Ministries.