” Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” Peter 5:7.
Most of us worry. It can be a daily part of our lives…some more than others. How hard is it to stop worrying? How hard is it to give your worries over to God? And what is worry but our inability to let go of our control and give it over to Him to figure things out.I can usually tell by the amount of time someone spends worrying whether they have deep faith that allows them put their problems and worries in God’s hands or they do not have a faith that can unburden them.
I used to be a worrier. In the past few years since my rediscovery of my faith I find myself worrying a lot less. I am often able to catch myself going into worry mode and can pull myself back from that controlling and energy-wasting place. I can consciously remind myself that I do not have control over that particular situation and hand it all over to the only one who does – God. It took me a while to learn that worrying was actually me saying to God that I really didn’t trust Him that He knew best and that He would guide me, the others involved, and the situation to the best possible conclusion for my own good and theirs even if I may not have understand it at the time.
Once we realize how wasteful of our time, emotions and energy worrying is and how productive prayer is, there is never a need to worry as long as our faith tells us that God is looking out for us, God loves us more than the most loving parent, and that God knows what we need and what path we must take to achieve all that we want to achieve.
We must not be afraid of any outcome or path we are beckoned to go on, no matter where that path may bring us because our deep faith tells us that God is directing our footsteps and guiding us along our path. We just need to learn to let our faith let go. If we don’t allow ourselves to trust God to handle the unknown that worries us, then how will we be able to enjoy our journey in life or hear God giving us directions when we are preoccupied with worry as to whether we are going to run out of gas? After all with God living in our hearts and lives our gas tanks are always full.