Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now,
and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow.
God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up
when the time comes.
I don’t know about you, but I love this verse. Especially when I get caught up in worrying…about things I cannot control.
He is present. ALWAYS.
He is with me. ALWAYS.
He is here. He is there. He is where I need him to be, when I need him to be there.
So why do I worry? Why do I stress about things that are out of my control?
It is kind of like not having a anchor.
Kind of like driftwood floating about, washing up on shore.
And getting tangled in vegetation of life.
But when I totally give my worry to Him…when I totally let go of the things that trouble me…when I remember that HE can handle. He can take care of things. When I remember HE will
deal with whatever hard things come up
when the time comes
then I can let go. I can open my hands…release the worry and see things differently.
These flowers were right there…right by the driftwood. We can see the wood caught in the weeds or we can see the flowers.
When I wrote this post earlier this week, several people remarked in the comments that they give their burdens to the Lord, then pick them up again. We seem to have trouble LEAVING them at his feet. We have trouble leaving our burdens with him.
You know, he doesn’t need our help driving. He really doesn’t. He just needs us to trust him. And when we do…he can do AMAZING things.
Lord, today, please give me the courage to TRUST you completely…with everything.
Do you have trouble TRUSTING HIM completely?
Or trouble leaving your burdens at His feet?
What do you do to overcome the problem?
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I read these verses this morning as part of @stephanieweinert chapter a day challenge
It has been months since I have shared in this space. A lot of hard things have happened.
Tomorrow it will be four months since the sudden death of a close family member that was in his mid-fifties.
The grief is palpable. The loss is cavernous.
And life goes on.
And I remember that “he is my help and my shield.” And I will be thankful.
With all the grief and sadness in the world I wasn’t sure how I would handle today. How I would allow myself to grieve this loss? Today when there has so much WRONG in our world. In a post @deidrariggs shared today she reminded us that life goes on. And I realized that today this is my life. And I can grieve this loss. My life goes on... I am thankful for the 4 days we had her. On Friday I will remember each event of her last day and I will remember her dying in my arms.
And I will be both sad and grateful. #infantloss #trisomy18 #stlouischildrenshospital
So grateful, Mary, for ALWAYS.
wow … that video had me in tears. Reminding me of our pastor's little girl who at age 2 began chemo for leukemia.
It is so hard for the little ones, I pray this family gets all the help they need.