Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sometimes, it feels like things will never be the same or never get better.  When you're in that moment, it's easy to feel that way!  But when I look back at some seriously bad situations I was in, with seemingly nobody to pull me out of them, I'm amazed at how it always worked out.  I serve a God who loves to work in miraculous ways-and He often uses people in our lives to help us.  While I've experienced plenty of big, "obvious" miracles over the past twenty years of my life, the ones we deem small, or every-day, are just as exciting if we notice them and find them exciting.  Because I see those as moment-to-moment reminders that He cares for us!

1 Peter 5:7 “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

It's so easy to get caught up in the moment, but forgetting the lessons and experiences from our lives is such a waste, I sure know I don't want to have gone through them for nothing!  

Everything always seems to come together, and work out better in the end, when I just wait on the Lord and let Him take charge.  Even if I’m impatient, He still makes things amazing and I’m sitting here going, WOW You are SO GOOD and there I went again doubting that!  After all, Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  With that, how could I ever doubt how much He cares for me and wants to make things work out just so? 

So I always do my best, and with His help generally can, give my worries up and lay them down.  I don’t use it as often as I should but I created a box for one specific big worry I had. It was a scary time, and a legitimate fear, but no matter how big the fear He is bigger.  I got the idea from a friend and spun off her idea and name, I can’t even remember what that was now, but I called it my “GITGB” for Give it to God Box ;) It’s good for writing down things I’m freaking about as a visual & physical representation that I’m handing it over and not going to worry about it any more, because like it says in Matthew His yoke is easy and His burden is light. (pretty amazing considering He bore the cross)

So next time you have a big worry, go to Him with it—because if you want my advice or opinion, all I can say is it’s the only way I’ve found to get rid of my fears and worries.  And it’s not something I have down pat, but something I have to work at every day (and may forget for days at a time!)

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. “...the ones we deem small, or every-day, are just as exciting if we notice them and find them exciting.” Yes! We are surrounded by so many mini-miracles everyday, if only we notice them!

    I like the idea of the GITGB! Having something physical and tangible is a great aid. If I had done that all my life I would have quite a collection of many worries that never came to pass! And the worries that did happen, God gave me the strength to get through them.

    Thanks for the reminder to give our worries to God. It does make life freer and more fun! :)

    Have a wonderful week, Milly!