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