I’m Worried, Lord

“I’m worried, Lord.” How many times have you used that phrase in prayer? I’ve lost count. I take my troubles to the Lord but struggle with completely leaving them with Him. I have a bad habit of unwillingly picking them back up and continuing to carry the load.

A couple of Sunday’s ago our Pastor mentioned something very profound in his sermon that hit me like a ton of bricks. It was along the lines of the Lord asking

“Are you coming to me in worry or are you coming to me in faith?” 

Mic drop.

I know that I should pray in complete faith not even giving things a second thought but, I’m only human. It’s maddening because I know this cycle is the enemy’s deception and all of the “what ifs” in my world are caused by him. He preys and causes distress when he knows I’ve had a rough time. It’s a weakness of mine.

It’s not like I pray not believing that God will handle it all, it’s more like I continue to dwell needlessly on it and have to remind God in prayer about my situation sometimes. Yes, I am fully aware of how ridiculous that sounds. Maybe the reminding is more of me needing to remind myself God has it and I need to leave it.

Next week marks a big step for my family. As I cooked dinner tonight I caught myself thinking about what the week holds and inwardly praying “I’m worried, Lord.” Once again those words from the Pastor hit me. It was almost as if I was cut off mid-thought with “You’ve already prayed about this, why are you worrying again?”

In my mind, I KNOW God has this situation in the palm of His almighty hand. I know that He’s in control. So…”Yes, Lord” is all I can reply and once again, lay it at His feet.

Thank goodness I have enough sense (most days) to remember that I’m a work in progress.

Surely I’m not the only one who struggles with this and runs this hamster wheel…

Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered

Matthew 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

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