“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
I am so bad when it comes to worrying about the “what if.” What are the “what ifs” that I worry about? Well, will I get sick. Will my son or husband get sick. Why does my arm hurt, could it be something bad (or something along this idea)? Will our finances always be taken care of? What would I do if something happened to my husband. When we were trying to get pregnant I worried we wouldn’t be able to. What if that person doesn’t like me. That should give you a little idea about some of the things I worry about. I know I am not the only one who thinks about these things. It is almost like second nature to entertain these thoughts. The only problem is that they are what ifs. They are not the present and reality of what is going on. We can not see the future or control it, so then why do we worry about it? Not long ago I heard my pastor talk about fear. When we fear we are putting our faith in the what ifs. Isn’t that exactly what we are doing when we worry? I felt like he was talking right to me. Right then I decided to give it up to God. Instead of being weighed down by situations beyond my control I am giving it to Him. Now, I will be the first to tell you I am not perfect and I mess up often, in fact just yesterday I worried. But, with God’s help I will not let the life of worrying consume me, I will not put my faith in the what ifs!