Well, Don is sick today... I hoping it is a sinus infection and not the flu I had earlier this week. Either way... I will rejoice in the Lord today... not only because that is what we are supposed to do, but because rejoicing is so much nicer than being upset or worrying. Everyday, I am learning to trust the Lord just a little bit more... truly trust him... that is the only way all anxieties will cease. I have come to a place in my life where I know longer want to carry the load and try to figure it out... or make decisions on what to do with it. Instead I have decided to place all my struggles in the hands of Jesus... there the problem is safe and I am secure in trusting that whatever happens... God knows all about it!
It is not always easy for me to let go of a problem... and trust it to the Lord. Still I have learned that when I do... I am so much more content. My soul takes quiet rest and I feel sheltered by a Savior who I know will see me through whatever lies ahead.
There are some beautiful verses in the Bible that says it all:
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? Matthew 6:25-34 KJV
The New Living Translation makes it even more plain:
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?" Matthew 6:25-34