Anyone who knows me, knows that I talk a lot. What they may not know is that I have many different reasons for talking a lot. Most often I chatter away because I have a lot to say and the particular topic interests me. But coming in at a close second my reason for constant chit chat is to mask the fact that I am nervous, uncomfortable or worried. I talk a lot when I am uncomfortable. That may sound weird to some but when uneasy, I talk and talk and talk. A nervous thing I suppose. I talk a lot when I am worried. I drive my dear Mom crazy! I ask her a billion questions about the same thing over and over.
Now where is all this chatter leading us to? Well, the truth is; I am shamed to admit it; there is not a thing that I don’t worry about. Honest, one of my biggest pitfalls. This is what is going on in my head right now: Do I look ok, will they like me? Do they like me? Will I like them? Will I get pregnant again? Will it be fast? Will Gray stop nursing if I am pregnant? Will he be ok? Will he feel abandoned? Will we have a safe vacation? Will we have enough money for retirement? Will Gray be able to go to college? Is Hubs going to win his frisbee game tonight? Is Gray sick? I think he might be. My Mom was babysitting this week and she was pretty sick. My teeth hurt. Oh no, will I have to get a root canal? Please no root canal! Oh man, what am I going to make for dinner?
See!? Being in my head is exhausting. I simply wrote exactly what I was thinking about, at the exact moment I was thinking it. That was literally three minutes in my head. And the sad part is, those things, trivial. Trivial compared to things that others worry about that actually matter. Plus my worries don’t change a thing. They are a waste of my time and energy.
Well you know what? I have good news. God can handle all of it. Yep every single one of my worries. Do you worry too? Good news for you too then. God has got it! If you were a fly on my wall several times a day, you would here me cry out, “take it Lord, I can’t handle it!” And He does. Because as you can see I got a lot going on in my small noggin, I would run out of room if I did not give it away! Nope, no perfection over here. Only a work in progress. Thank goodness for grace.
A few quotes on worry:
via Jon Loves Jen
via Prettyish Kind Of Wilderness
via i can read
What does God have to say about worry?
Pray about it. Ask Him to help you.
In Philippians 4:6, we are commanded, “Do not be anxious [do not worry] about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Do not worry about tomorrow.
Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.”
Give it all to Him, because He loves you.
In 1 Peter 5:7, we are instructed to “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
What happens when we trust God with our worries? Peace.
Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Hope you have a wonderful and worry-free week.