Saturday, July 23, 2011
Yes you read that right, worry is a sin. Recently i have been taking part in a bible study all about worry. At first i questioned how this could be. As a mom i worry when my children fall off their bikes, or when i cant pay a bill. Sometimes i even let this worry over take me. I lose sleep or become cranky. I even, sometimes, start a tiff with my husband just because i want him to be in the same mood i am. Simply no fun. I am in week four of this study; i still have questions and i am still learning. I do have to say though it is nice to have a answer to how to walk away from all this cranky - not - so nice way of life.
Some people tend to worry over different subjects. Some people have what they like to call, concern. When you truly sit and look at whatever it is you call it, it is all worry. What i have learned so far is; worry is a sin, call a sin a sin. When you begin to worry give your problems to Christ. With Him your worries will be taken care of. You may not get your answer right away, you may not get an answer you like or you may not even get an answer at all. But you have taken it off your shoulders and given it to Him just as He has asked. Yes its just that simple! We are all made to have a heart of flesh and to have concern and love for one another. Its when we think we can fix it all and when we stress over the issues at hand that cause us to step away from our relationship with God and our loved ones.
Your worry is actually something else all together. Sit for minute and ask yourself what you really are worried about. Take each worry and see what the underlining fear is. Does your worry break down to a want for control, embarrassment, anxiety or even fear in itself? Sometimes i fret that my children wont do well in school. This has many underlining fears, but mainly embarrassment. What will others think of me, that i cant afford high learning. Remember to give it all to God. That is what i am trying to do each time i have a worry.
As strong women, moms and wife's we tend to put a mask on of happiness when we are struggling with something. Worries can very easily takes us from what we would really love to do with our time. Each time you sit with God in time of quiet, meditation or prayer you are strengthening your relationship with Him. When you give up your worries and your fears to God you make more time for your family. Its all apart of a life in our journey with Him to learn as we go. His word means something different to each person who reads it each time they read it. But what he ask of us is simply. We just have to choose to follow it. He never said it would be easy but he said He would be there for us.
1 Peter 5:5-7 "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore under Gods mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
Psalm 19:14 "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer"
Matthew 12:34 "For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks"
Psalm 37:8 "Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret- it only causes harm"
Matthew 6:25 , Matthew 6;33, John 8:32
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