Place: in bed
Poison: soursop tea
Favourite things: my kindle
Confusion often makes a bed with worry in my little head and household.
Today I have been quite overwhelmed by worry. Plagued about quite a few things, but mainly just one situation.
No matter what I have done, the internal world of my thoughts has protested very loudly.
A cup of tea, a nap, the gym, a hair treatment, long hugs with my boys, cooking, reading, talking…all my usual muses haven’t really helped today.
What do you do when you’ve tried everything but still feel plagued with worrisome thoughts?
For me scripture gives me some relief…
Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
So much in this one piece of scripture.
How can being anxious add a single hour to our life? So true…
Worry does not provide answers it just clouds them.
And one of my greatest comforts is this scripture…
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
No matter what I do, worry does not change the situation or the circumstance. Allowing ourselves to be humbled and giving our fear, confusion and worry over is our only sane choice.
How difficult is it though?
I love this quote also…
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.- Corrie Ten Boom
So tonight I have put myself to bed early, I’m sure some sleep deprivation with a newborn has added to the state of my cobwebbed mind, drink a cup of tea and hand over my concerns and trust a greater being.
Easier said than done!
I am trying however…