Worry Wart

Do you worry? Ok… probably a silly question, right? Of course you worry. We all worry. It’s human nature. It’s what we do.
My husband and I are in a season of uncertainty. With uncertainty comes worry. Although I feel more concern than worry. But perhaps I’m just sugar coating it.

My pastor spoke on worry this weekend and he came out the gates blazing with this little conviction bomb…

A heightened sense of Vulnerability + Diminished sense of power = Worry.

Sit with that for a moment.

Unpack it.

Dissect it.

When our pastor shared that, both my husband and I leaned into each other and said… Yup.

Vulnerability is scary. The knowing that your every bit is being exposed is uncomfortable. Which can lead to the feeling of powerlessness. Which ultimately ends in with you feeling completely helpless – unable to defend, unable to plead your case.

Further on in our pastor’s message he shared one of my favorite verses…

“Be still and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10

And that is where I rest. At the end of the day… at the beginning of the day – that is all I have. That is all I need. To know that He is GodI am not.

My trust muscles are being stretched right now – I’ll be honest. And it is uncomfortable. But I am leaning into Him being God of all. He knows. And I am simply waiting for His reveal.

Are you worried today? Because if you are, I am with you.

I want to be there for you as best as I can. How can I pray for you? 

Share with me in the comment section. It is my honor to pray for you…

 

10 thoughts on “Worry Wart

  • I am so living in this same space right now of having to take my worrisome thoughts captive and stretch my trust muscles to know that although I’m not sure where I’m heading or what God is doing… It’s ok. Because even in my uncertainty, HE is certain and He knows and sees. So I want to lean into His presence and just rest in that, stilling my anxiety and seeing capturing all of Him and what He has for us. xoxo

    • That is such a good place to be friend! Praying God continues to give you that peace. You know I’m always here for you!

  • This was so timely for me!! As I approach my fathers 1 year death anniversary, I’m having anxiety/worry about the people I love around me dying and leaving me. I’ve had these thoughts since I was a little girl (it’s so odd), but its gotten worse since my dad died. I would so love prayers for a sound mind! I’ll be praying for yours worries as well! Thank you 😀

    • First, I am so sorry for your loss and for the anxiety that has created since. You know… ever since I was in the 3rd grade I have been afraid of losing my loved ones… and even of myself dying. I will wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it. I read a great book years ago called Heaven by Randy Alcorn and he said something that helped my head space a ton. We were not created to die. The fall changed it all. So when we get in moments of fearing death, we are just tapping into that original creation/plan… our spirits, our souls, know that death goes against how we were created in the first place. I think that’s why some of us worry about it so much.
      Praying for you friend. Email me any time you want if you need to chat.

  • Fear that tomorrow will not come. Fear that it will. Either way I fear I won’t be able to handle it. Afraid that I will make the wrong decision when a new choice arrives. Fear for change but afraid that they stay the same. I’m desperately trying to find new work… Trying to be a good mom. Both I have no experience with

    • Breathe. You are capable of all those things you fear. You are. And you must give yourself grace and permission to believe that.
      Trying to be a good mom IS being a good mom. I try to be a good mom every day too. We all do.

      If I may be honest with you… it seems you are believing a lot of lies. Praying strength over and in you to combat those… to replace them with truths.

      If nothing else… I believe in you. And I KNOW God does.

  • I feel like God is calling me to new ventures and adventures with writing… So scary when I can see the passion He’s given me but not how the puzzle pieces all link together! I would love prayer for wisdom and direction and most of all, obedience to honor Him.

    • Oh girl, I so get this. You definitely have my prayers! As far as “wisdom”… gah, all I can say is just start. Start anywhere. And continue. Just write. The obedience in that and to Him will bring you clarity.
      Proud of you!

  • Praying for you and Brent and your family sweet Tam.
    And am right there along with you.

    He is always faithful though. 🙂

    I’m feeling the “struggle” and worry this season in finances. The ministry I’m a part of (YWAM), all staff raise their own financial support to be here. This season is proving to be a toughy. But I’m believing where He has called He will provide.

    • I did not know that about YWAM. Wow. I can imagine even when the funds are coming in that that can still be scary.
      Do you do fundraisers? Garage sales, bake offs, auctions?

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