Are you a worrywart? Do you find yourself worrying over every little thing? In this week’s Create in Me a Clean Heart Devotion, we are reminded that Yeshua (Jesus) commanded us not to worry. He said don’t do it. Don’t allow those “what ifs” to rent space in your head (this is where taking thoughts captive comes into play).
Right. I’m a mother. How can I possibly not worry??
Matthew 3:33 is the key:
Seek first the Kingdom of YHWH (God)…
July 29, 2014
I used to worry a lot. My granny was a worrier, too. I sure miss her, but I don’t miss worrying like I used to. I still have worrisome thoughts popping in my head, though. I have often said “mothers just worry” without thinking about the power of my words. Now I try to curb that tongue! Yeshua didn’t say “Do not worry, unless you are a mother.” It’s hard not to worry about your kids…this world can be so terribly evil. Things can come out of nowhere and smack you in the face. Like my aunt getting lung cancer – and she has never smoked a day in her life.
I have to maintain the balance between “being so heavenly minded you’re no earthly good” and living in the “real world.” I need to trust and obey while being wise and discerning. Not always easy, especially when things like emotions or hormones are thrown in the mix. I also don’t want to be like the proverbial man on the roof of his house in a flood, rejecting every offer of help that came by because he was waiting for God to save him. He dies, then asks God in heaven why he didn’t save him. God’s reply? I sent help and you rejected it!
How does this relate to clearing out the clutter and keeping order in the home? When we trust God to meet our needs, we aren’t so tempted to stock up on things we don’t have space for or buy something just because it’s a good deal. We know that YHWH will meet our needs in His own time and way – when we seek his ways and will first. We can also not worry about the huge task looming before us – we can ask for help, listen, trust, and do what we can without letting the “mountain” weigh us down. We’ll get to the top of it, one step at a time.
What worry do you need to let go of and trust God with the results?