Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wisdom for Wednesday Rerun - Fretting

Good morning! This post is a rerun because I need it! Today is my son's surgery and a reminder not to fret and worry is exactly what I need so I decided to repost this "oldie but goodie."

From June 25, 2014:

Hi there! I almost forgot it was my turn for the wisdom post (Kristi and I take turns). Too much unstructured summer relaxation, I guess. No worries...I had the perfect quote in mind. Take a look:

I don't know about you, but I had to read that again...and again. Then I had to admit how true it is! Ouch!

Fretting (or worrying) really does stem from me wanting to get my own way. For example, the last thing I was "fretting" about was our horse, Cosmo. My way was that the horse would be fine, and we would not have to tell Harley it was time to put him down. Thankfully, that is how it ended up (for now), but fretting about it certainly didn't help anything.

I don't think I am a 'worry-wart,' but there are times when I start to worry. After reading this quote, I can see that those times are fueled by my determination to get my way. When I worry about my family, it is always because I want them to be fine and everything to turn out okay. As for school, I will sometimes worry about getting things done so that all will run smoothly. Or maybe I will worry about a situation with parents because in the end, I want them to like me and feel like I'm doing what is best for their child.

The reality of it is that things are not always going to go my way and fretting doesn't help my situation. It only causes me to feel anxious and perhaps lose sleep! Please tell me I'm not alone here.

But what good is that? Why not leave it with the Lord?

Here's one of my favorite verses...and I think I need to remember it even more after realizing what causes me to worry and fret!

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
I Peter 5:8

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After my son's diagnosis, I started researching the injury and the surgery online. All the information and statistics were making me start to worry and fret. I had to make myself STOP researching and START trusting. 

Prayers for Chaz today…and the rest of us! Thank you!


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