Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Change and Worry

Change this word can bring many different feelings and emotions. Changes can be good or bad and with either can also be scary but exciting at the same time. I am not big on change I like things to stay the same, I guess I am boring that way but I for sure like a comfort zone. I am also a big worrier about big and small things, it is just my nature. My husband however is a go for it kind of guy and is very care free about stuff, I guess that is why we fit together so well. Not that we always understand where the other is coming from but we compliment each other well. We are about to have some changes in our household and I am trying so hard to not worry and stress about every little thing. ( Just to stop the rumor mill before it starts I am not having a baby!!) In times when I worry I think of the bible verses below:

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:25-34

I really struggle with the letting go and letting God. I am trying and hopefully one day I will conquer this or as close to it as I can get. It is so hard to let go of the control and believe that everything will still turn out alright. How willing would I be to give up everything for my faith? I am so thankful that we don't have to find that out like so many around the world do. Are all of my worries really that important when you look at it like that? Just some food for thought that was on my mind and heart today.


Jennifer said...

Monica, I agree with you about change. I am NOT good with it either! But what seems to help me is looking back at all the things He's done for me, all the prayers He's answered (even if it's not the way I pictured it...He knows best) and that keeps me going. I know He cared for me back then and I know He'll care for me now. I guess what I'm saying is the more things I see Him do, the easier it is to not worry so much. You'll be in my prayers!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

I know that all is going to work for you guys! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.