Why Do I Worry?

S: “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. Matthew 6:34 (MSG)

O: When I worry about tomorrow, I miss out on the gift of today – of that moment! I’m distracted and I miss out on people, conversations, and the life happening around me.

A: You say, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now.” Be in the moment – look for God in it – in ALL of it!

When I look at you – when I set my eyes on things above, the things that really matter – everything else really does pale in comparison. Some people might think I’m being foolish or oblivious because I’m not paying attention to what’s going on around me, but actually, I am. I’m just choosing to see LIFE in it – I’m looking for You.

I’d be lying to say I’m not a little freaked out about the Coronavirus. But worrying about it doesn’t change anything – it only gives me a stomach ache, restless night’s sleep, and a headache. And I’m the one choosing to think about those things! But when I look at You – when I redirect my energy to prayer – the worries begin to fade. You prove Yourself faithful. Every time. My worrying does nothing! But my praying, my meditation on You, changes everything. I have peace – even clarity and direction.

When these other things try to sneak in – things that cause me to question my security and my safety, my health and well-being – why do I worry? I need only look to You. To turn my worries over to You, and in exchange You give me peace. Peace in knowing You – in knowing Your character. Peace in knowing You love me – that You have good plans for me! Peace in knowing Your Truth.

P: Lord, I know You love me. I know You care about me and look after me. I know you are with me. Even at the end of all of this, I will be found in Your hand. That’s what matters most to me – You. You matter most of all. I love You, too, Daddy.

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