Phillipians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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." This is one of my favorite versus everytime I'm tempted to worry.
I have plenty of things that I can make myself worry about — my family, kids, relationships with friends, my health, finances, my endless lists of things to do, etc. I am finding more and more when I start my day with the Lord these days, my days go much more smoothly and more peacefully. Now this is not to say that I don't worry, because this is something I have done and been my whole life. I would love to change, but sometimes change takes time.
There is another scripture that basically says to not worry about anything and to pray about everything. That is another great one because when something does happen that causes me to start the worrying trend, I remember to not worry, but to pray. More often than not it works out — sometimes not how I expect it to, or maybe even want it to, but it is how the Lord wants it to — and I must trust Him with everything.
I am learning lots during this "down time" that I have. I'm starting to get to the point where I am enjoying being home, being able to be there for the kids more, being able to take care of them (when I'm not sick), and not having to rush around like a chicken with my head cut off because I'm working 40+ hours a week and trying to take care of everything else. It really was not an easy task, and I don't honestly want to go back to that. My family needs me now during this time, and I'm going to relish it. There will be plenty of time to go back to work after they are all out of the house and on their own. For now, I will enjoy it!
Many blessings to you today!
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