Worry use to be my middle name; I worried about everything. You name it, I worried about it. But I thank God that He is working on me and that He knows my deepest desire is to trust Him explicitly and totally (for sure, I am a work in progress).
For me, metaphorically, trust is like a bee sting. When you first get stung it hurts, but once you put the pain relief ointment on the sting, the pain goes away. Such as the case with anxiety and stress; when you put on the God ointment (which is trust), everything is all better. God works all of your problems out.
What I am talking about sisters is, putting on faith and trusting that God will take care of whatever it is that you are worried about. Sort of like tumbling. It’s a knowing that you know, that without a shadow of a doubt, God is going to catch you.
The thing is this sisters, we have to get to a place where we don’t worry about anything. One of my favorite Pastors, Joel Osteen, describes worry and trust in a way that I think explains reasons why we shouldn’t worry. He says, “Worry is a thief. It will rob you of your sleep at night. It will rob you of your joy and your creativity. It’s hard to make good decisions when you’re worried. If you allow it, worry can keep you from your destiny. The scripture says we can’t add one inch to our life by worrying. If we could, some of us would be 23 feet tall!
What you see as the biggest thing in your life, in one sense, is your God. When we worry, we’re making our problem our God. If you worry about your health night and day, and you can’t sleep —that’s all you talk about, all you think about —you’re making that sickness your God. Do yourself a favor. Take the worry off of the throne. Take the sickness off of the throne. Take the financial difficulty off of the throne and put God back up on the throne. Use that same energy to thank God that He’s still in control. Every time you’re tempted to worry, turn it around and thank Him that He’s taking care of that situation. Let the worry be a reminder to switch over into praise. Don’t let worry rob you anymore of the blessings God has in store for your future!” (Osteen, 2016).
Sister to Sister do you hear me? Are you worried about something? Give it to God, He’ll take care of it!
Osteen, J. (2016, June 10). If I Could Do One Thing Over. Retrieved from https://www.joelosteen.com/Pages/Blog.aspx?blogid=11056