I am a worrier. My heart longs for rest; for trust that I will be taken care of by God. Anxious thoughts race through my mind, unsolicited, uninvited. Do not be anxious about anything? How Lord?
I have realized my desire to control my circumstances and my lack of trust in God is equal to me telling God I can take care of things better than He can. Ouch. I am called to prayer. I am called to thanksgiving. When an anxious thought enters my mind I have a choice. Do I begin to mull over the thoughts, the what-ifs or the already's that press down today? Do I choose to stop, offer these concerns to the Lord and give thanks for all that He has given? The latter leads to peace beyond our circumstances; beyond our understanding. His ways are higher than my ways, His thoughts much higher than mine! (Isaiah 55:8-9) Oh that I remember this in my anxious moments. Help me Holy Spirit!