I didn’t use to be a worrier…
After becoming a mom, I now had 3 little somebodies to worry about….and now that they are almost grown up, I still worry about them quite frequently.
Recently, some health issues have also festered up some worries in my life.
I’m flesh; I battle this great, ugly monster of WORRY.
One thing is for sure…
If I didn’t worry, I probably wouldn’t pray as much.
Now, I’m not advocating for everybody to take up the hobby of worrying. Rather, I’m saying, if you have an issue with worrying, put it to good use! You’ve got to muster up your strength to keep praying through it.
Each time you worry, STOP yourself in your tracks and pray.
If you worry all the time, then you’ve got a new full-time job as a Prayer Warrior. 🙂
You can do it! You have to practice praying when you worry… but you need a battle plan in place!
God’s Word is the secret weapon that will build your faith. Without it, you have no weapon against the Devil who will keep feeding you doubts and worries. Memorizing and quoting Scripture can help you through the major part of the battle. Singing praises to God can lift your spirits.
I know that it’s not easy to trust the Lord at times. I get like Peter and start looking at all the stormy waves around me….then, I start sinking. I have to remember to call out to the Lord Jesus for help — just like Peter did!
Sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep at night to rest because we’re so overwhelmed with the conflicts and obstacles in life that we’re facing… but determine that Satan will not rob your PEACE!
PRAY SOME MORE!
“It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” – Psalms 127:2
Remember, God is ALWAYS in control… even of tomorrow!
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” – Matthew 6:34
Again, don’t let Satan rob your PEACE today.
Use your weakness of worry as a tool to pray more. Turn your worries into frequent prayers. When you worry, try to pray more for others that are in much worse situations. Keep yourself busy serving the Lord and serving others.
God bless you and your family,
Hi Rhonda! Praise God for another devotional which I just read now..very timely for my current constant worrying…
Thank you for praying for me last time when I commented on your devotional on turning grumbling to gratitude…My pregnancy has been smooth since last month, thank God! Just the other day, my husband who is a Pastor and I learned that our baby #3 is a boy and my hubby Alfred has been really hoping for another boy in the family as our eldest is also a boy…God granted his desire.
Today, am so worried with my 2 kids Jored (4yrs old) and Alfreanah (1 yr old) as well as my hubby who are sick and I’m just so tied up with work and I am now not feeling well too as the virus my hubby 1st got might have affected the whole family too…Hope and pray we will be okay…
This devotional inspired me that worrying is normal but praying is just exceptional and while I am always tempted worry, need not to feel so bad as I have always a God up in heaven to call upon and ask for help.
To God be the glory!
Jane, how wonderful to hear from you again… saying another prayer for you and your family on your behalf. I sure can relate to your situation right now regarding passing a virus around and affecting the whole family. As wives and moms, these burdens surely do lay heavy on our hearts. Yes, worry tends to be a normal part of our fleshly nature… but I do believe we can put it to good use and let it remind us each time to present our worries to our Heavenly Father. 🙂 P.S. What a blessing to hear about the little “boy” that God has blessed you with… what a gift!