September 14, 2011

I Used to Worry

I used to worry. I used to worry about everything. I used to worry about the world, about my kids, about my husband, my parents, my siblings, nieces & nephews. I used to worry about my friends. I used to worry about what people thought. If it could be worried about, I used to worry about it.

It all started when I was pregnant with Carter and 9-11 happened. My worry grew more when I had a few issues and had to be on bed rest with Carter. Then, when Carter was born my worry grew and grew and grew....and grew. Every and Anything under the sun, I worried.

Then comes a miscarriage, then more kids and more worrying.

People don't like me, I worried.
People think negatively, I worried.
Kids safety, I worried.
Health, worry.

I didn't worry normal worries either. I worried just to worry. Worry, worry, worry. One little thing could be blown way out of proportion in a matter of seconds, all in my mind.

I became sick of worrying. And Sick from worrying.

God freed me.
I am free.
I don't worry like I used to.
I am not anxious like I used to be.

Thank you Jesus!

I'm not gonna worry
I'm not gonna fret
I'm not gonna contemplate or speculate on things that haven't happened yet.

No worries.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Phil 4:6-7

“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 than food, and the body more than clothes? Look 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?" -Matthew 6:25-26

God's got it. 

Don't Worry.

There's nothing to worry about.

People don't like me? Oh well, your loss.
People think negatively? Oh well, your loss.
Kids? Jesus has got it!
Jobs? Family? Health? Marriage? Security? Fears? Don't worry. Don't be afraid.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27

God's got it. 
Give it to Him. 
Leave it with him.

Take a chill pill.
Don't worry.

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