Thursday, September 23, 2010

Letting Go of Worry

Worrying is a constant thorn in my side.  As you stated in your post, I can pray and say I left it at God's feet.  But, within five to ten minutes, I worry; How long is God going to take?  Did he hear me?  Why am I still worrying?  LOL:-)

I am currently in my journey to bear the fruit of gentleness and self control.  I engage in negative dialogue with myself when I fail to be gentle or self controlled.  As I build my relationship with God, I see he is giving me strength and wisdom.   He is  molding, challenging, listening, and loving me.  I must learn to get out of my own way and trust him.  It's not going to happen overnight but I know if I don't give up, it will surely come to pass.  I have faith in these promises and as he said, his word does not lie.

Hebrews 10:35  
Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward.

Matthew 11:30 
For My yoke is wholesome (useful, [James Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary.] good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.  

Until next time....


  1. I am currently working through a study that just touched on false guilt. I think maybe guilt and worry are closely related. I was reading in Hebrews, too! Hebrews 10:14 says that "by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified." In verse 17, "He adds, Their sins and their lawless deeds, I will remember no more."

    Maybe like Jesus takes away our sins and their guilt, He also takes away our worry when we lay that at His feet, too...

    Thanks for coming by today!

  2. "It's not going to happen overnight but I know if I don't give up, it will surely come to pass.”
    I have to remember that myself, too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. May we both be gentle and patient with ourselves as the Lord does his work in us.