Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Be Anxious For Nothing

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

-Philippians 4:1-9


It's fair to say that I've been feeling a little anxious lately.  I think it's the combination of both our boys being a little sick this week (nothing bad, but not a lot of good sleeping for this mama), lots of those crazy preggo emotions, and the fact that in a month my sweet hubby will be leaving to go on his mission trip...out of the country...for 9 days...while I'm big, fat & pregnant with fragile emotions!  :-) 

However, I was reminded this morning, in the middle of a tearful episode, that even with all these crazy emotions and nagging worries that I can find peace, through Christ, and that I can give my worries over to God.  It sounds so good in theory, and putting it into practice means letting go of my fears and just trusting God...still a struggle for me.  Which is why I know that Aaron going on his trip will be a good thing for me.  I feel like I'm constantly put in situations where I have to trust God.  I guess He knows that on my own, in my own little perfect world that I'd like to have, I might not do it so easily on my own!  ;-)  God is good like that, always stretching us, and being right there to catch us when we finally learn that we can't walk this life alone.  We need Him. 

So today is a trust day.  Just like every day should be.  


1 comment:

Gail said...

Great post, Gracie. :) I love you & your heart for the Lord. Keep the faith!