I consider myself very blessed to have godly, encouraging friends who write down their encouragements for me to read. I know these blogs I’m about to list are available for anyone to read and benefit from. But this week as I was scrolling through my blog reader I felt like these ladies were writing especially to me. Does that ever happen to you?
This week as emails came in from my child’s school regarding the beginning of the year, I felt the worry start to pile up and settle right in that little knot at the base of my neck.
Here are some excellent posts on the futility of worry and the solution of worry:
Aimee Byrd – “God Doesn’t Hand Out Hypotheticals”
“We want hypothetical strength for hypothetical situations. But God doesn’t deal in hypotheticals, and most of what our minds conjure up in anxiety are down a completely different path than the Lord’s will for us anyway. We don’t know what he has in store for us tomorrow. But we know that he is good.”
Lindsey Carlson – “Fear: The Monster Under the Bed & the Light of the Gospel”
“As an adult, I’ve long since conquered my fears of the dark. But I still have monsters under my bed and they taunt me night and day: I’m not feeding my family all organic food: I’m probably poisoning them. Our car needs a new_________. How will we ever afford it? I accidentally left he oven on this morning, I bet our house is burning down.”
Christina Fox – “To-Do Lists, Plans, and God’s Will”
“We know what Scripture says about our plans and God directing our steps, yet it’s not always the posture of our heart. In reality, many of us prefer to be in control of all the events in our life. We want to know what’s going to happen next and be fully prepared ahead of time. How often do we make plans without thinking, ‘If God wills’?”