Tired of Liking Worry?

Tossing and turning, I’m tired of being gentle on worry, tired of claiming something as mine that Christ clearly came to take.

What is it about the human psyche that insists on sifting through crud?

Are we that controlling, untrusting and forgetful?

Can be.  I admit I am sometimes.  Even today.  In my down, unguarded moments.

A friend of worry.

Sorry, Lord.  I choose to trust you today.  Here I am.  Remembering who You are.

Abba, Daddy, Doctor, Counselor, teacher, eternal best friend…

Do you hear me, God?  I said I’m tired of worry.

I know you hate it too ~ because it hurts me.

Ok, here it is, plain and simple.  I lay it down, Lord.  Here it is.

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Worry is a spirit, but “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

Friend, what do you think about God and worry?

Can I pray with you about a particular worry today?

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5 Comments

  1. Powerful. So timely for me as I am working very hard to LEAVE my burdens at the foot of the Cross once I lay them down.

    Thanks for the encouraging post and wonderful prayer.

  2. Hi Mary! Thanks for the encouraging comment!

    Lord, we lift up Mary today. I pray you help her, me, and everybody else who desires to do the right thing and leave life’s burdens with you. Help us break old thinking patterns. Renew our minds with your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

    Bless you, Mary!

    Cheryl

  3. Akinola Olusanya |

    SURRENDER is the key word.
    We need to surrender our all, even our burdens.
    Surely, we will be taking a leap of faith.
    Like Peter, we may feel like we are walking on water.
    The real question is, do we trust Him enough to take care of us.
    Do we trust that Christ is adequate enough to be the pilot that will take us to our destination.
    Do we think we can do a better job than He will?

    SURRENDER, AND LET GO!
    I have made up my mind to hand over my burdens to Him. I choose not to be disturbed by them any longer. I never allow anything to disturb the peace of mind He has given me.
    I choose to trust him completely, no matter how silly it might appear.
    My life is in capable hands.

    Remain blessed.

    Akin
    http://www.hopeagainsthope.org.uk

  4. Hello Cheryl:

    I just love this poem…I have been writing a blog for the past few months called, “Sistersitting.” It is journal of my time with my sister as I sit with her during her treatments for cancer. We, my sister and I, are not strangers to grief. We have lost our parents our in-laws several aunts and uncles, and most recently, our brother. All within the past eight years. Now, my sister is struggling with this wretched disease. Your poem is so true about letting the Father handle your worry. I have been overwrought with sadness, that I forgot to enjoy my sister as, well, a sister! Anyway, I wanted to put your beautiful picture/poem at the top of this post on my site with your permission…I will link your blog to it for sure. Blessings and love, Cathy Hasek and Sister.

    • Dear Cathy,
      I’m glad the poem “Rest” ministered to you. I’m sorry to hear you and your sister have been going through such a difficult season. Feel free to use the poetry or image however you like, simply include a link back to this blog. And if you’d like a free refrigerator magnet of the same poem, send me your mailing address (in an email message on the Connect page of my site), and I’ll be happy to send one your way! Blessings. Your sister in Christ, Cheryl.

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