Last week I was super stressed out mid-week due to Johnathan having some asthma issues. Most of the time when my boys are sick I am okay...ear infections, strep, allergies and the common cold don't phase me like they used to, but every once in a while I am seized by fear when something more "serious" happens with their health.
Tuesday evening/Wednesday were the worst for Johnathan and thus my worry, which I let run rampant, got the better of me. Thursday morning I sat down to do my quiet time (the first time I'd done it last week) and the verse for my devotional was this one: Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7...Coincidence, I think not! The whole devo was about bringing Jesus our anxious thoughts...something I am bad about...and trusting Him with our troubles. I have to admit this is one area I really struggle with, so the verse and subsequent encouraging words throughout the devotional were more than timely.
Here are a few words of wisdom from my devotional (taken from His Victorious Indwelling, Feb. 16th devo).
"One finds constantly that ninety percent of our trials and sorrows are made up of anticipated or imaginary evils, which only exist in our disordered, unbelieving minds." -Food for the Desert
"You would not be easily startled by events if you saw all that you have in Christ to enable you to meet everything calmly." -George V. Wigram
"You ought to begin your day with this confidence, that you have enough in Christ to meet every difficulty that may befall you." -J.B. Stoney
I wanted to write this post mainly to remind myself to continually cast my cares and anxiety on Jesus. Eli is sick this week with RSV (yuck!) so I have the perfect opportunity to give my cares to the One who can give me true peace!