Why Do I Worry?

Why do I worry? I know that scripture says, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring it’s own worries.” 

Why do I worry?

Why does Jesus tell us not to worry? Because He knows the ill effects of worry.

  • It damages our health
  • it disrupts our productivity
  • it negatively affects the way we treat others
  • and it reduces our ability to trust in God.

How many of these are you experiencing because of worry?

I’m writing this as a reminder to myself! I sometimes worry too much and I know Jesus wants me to give my worries to Him.

Let’s really give our worries to Him and start living the abundant life! Each day is a gift!

I heard this song for the first time this week and thought it was sweet.


Have a blessed Sunday!

*Some of this text was taken from my Life Application Study Bible.

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Live Life To The Fullest!

It’s Day 13 of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips. If you’ve been around here for very long, you know Sundays are a little different. We spend time talking about inner beauty.

As I type these words I wonder what life has been like for you this week? Has it been a difficult week? Are you struggling? Or has this past week been full of fun and laughter?

Live Life To The Fullest

My daughter and I were talking about fall and what a beautiful season it is, with golden leaves and pumpkins, apple cider and caramel corn. We both love this time of year.

The last few months have been a difficult season for our family and because of that, we aren’t enjoying fall as much as we would like to. We both agreed we need to seize the moment!

We’re going to try to stop worrying about tomorrow. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

We’re going to give our worries to Jesus. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to cast all of our anxieties upon the Lord because he cares for us.

I have shared this poem before but it’s one of my favorites so I’ll share it again. It’s a good reminder for us to live life to the fullest!

If I Had My Life To Live Over

by Erma Bombeck

 If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television – and more while watching life.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, “Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.”

There would have been more “I love you’s”.. More “I’m sorrys” …

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute… look at it and really see it … live it…and never give it back.

Praying you live life to the fullest!

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This Is Random~Worry and Eyebrows!

Yeah! Its’ Friday!

Today I’m switching things up. I’m starting with my heart issues and ending with a fashion tip.

Beauty For the Heart~~I have to tell you something about myself.

I am a worrier! I know what you’re thinking, worry is a sin.

Well, I’m a sinner, and a big one!

This past week I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and I practically had my funeral planned.

Okay, maybe not that drastic, but I did think I had some horrible disease.

This morning I got up to do my devotion and as always it spoke right to my heart.

I wonder how many of you are like me? Do you worry too much?

Here are the first few lines from my devotional book, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

“It is good that you recognize your weakness. That keeps you looking to Me,

your strength. Abundant life is not necessarily health and wealth; it is living in

continual dependence on Me. Instead of trying to fit this day into a preconceived

mold, relax and be on the lookout for what I am doing. This mind-set will

free you to enjoy Me and to find what I have planned for you to do. 

This is far better than trying to make things go according to your own plan.

That’s just what I needed to hear and maybe you need to hear it too.

Jesus is our strength and we need to stop worrying and realize He is in control.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Are you a worrier, do you need to be reminded today, that Jesus is your strength?

Fashion Tip~~Full eyebrows are “in” right now.

Source: hairromance.com via Lisa on Pinterest

 

This gets very tricky for women over 40 because for some reason our eyebrows start thinning.

Three quick tips:

  • Don’t over pluck!
  • Use a color on your eyebrow that’s at least a shade lighter than your actual eyebrow.
  • For a more natural look use an eyebrow brush and eye shadow to add color and fill in your eyebrows.

Simply Sunday…Dealing With Our Fears

Autumn at Mt Macedon

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Do you ever have times when you’re fearful? I sure do! I start thinking about the “what ifs” and my mind can get the best of me. My husband reminds me all the time not to fear or worry about things that have not happened and may not ever happen. I know he’s right but sometimes it’s not that easy.

I’ve learned when I start feeling fearful I need to start reading scripture that can calm my fears and remind me that Jesus is in control. So today if you have something that you’re worrying about or feeling anxious over, read His word and know that if Jesus is powerful enough to calm a storm (Mark 4:35-40), He can and will calm our fears.

Here are some scriptures that speak to me when I am fearful:

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2Timothy 1:7

So we can say with confidence “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Hebrews 13:6

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things? Luke 12:25-26

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

These are just a few, there are many more. Today know that with Jesus we have nothing to fear!

Do you have a scripture that helps you when you are fearful?

Encouraging Words Wednesday and a Link Up

Courtney (my daughter) texted me early Tuesday morning

and asked me to call her as soon as I got up.

I was asleep but of course I immediatley got up

and called her. She was worried about Colt Allen.

He seemed to be congested and had a rash on

his stomach and forehead.

We decided to make an appointment

with his pediatrician.

As we walked him into the doctor’s office

we were both fearing the worst.

We had convinced ourselves he was extremely sick

and the rash was probably something horrible.

We had almost convinced each other that

Colt Allen was on his death bed.

Thankfully we didn’t have to wait long and the peditrician

checked him and said he was perfectly fine. Really?

The rash was a heat rash, because we were burning him up!

The baby was hot! On my, did we feel silly!

Have you ever done that?

Have you convinced yourself that something terrible

was wrong with you or with someone you’re close to.

We let our minds run wild with the worst

possible scenarios.

Let’s be honest, everyday we are inundated with horrible

news all around us.

I can hardly watch the evening news anymore

because it’s so depressing.

God’s word says in Hebrews 13:6,

So we can confidently say, 

“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear;

what can man do to me?”

We also know that worrying does nothing to help us.

And which of you by being anxious can add a

single hour to his  span of life? Luke 12:25

What is it that you’re worrying about today………..

 

~maybe you’re waiting to hear from some medical tests,

 

~or you’re worried over a prodigal child

 

~maybe it’s financial problems

 

~a difficult marriage

 

~a child that struggles in school

 

I don’t know your exact problem but I do

know the one who does…….

and his name is Jesus.

He can handle your worries,

 casting all your anxieties on him,

because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Let’s not let worry control us!

Let’s give it to Jesus.

Walking in His Grace,

Encouraging Words Wednesday Linky Party!

We all need encouragement so each Wednesday I’m having a linky party.

Hebrews 10:25b says, but encourage one another,

especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

If you have a post on marriage, parenting, faith, or anything

that will encourage us then join in!

All you have to do is enter the direct link from your post

into the linky tool below!

Please add a link back to my blog in your post so others can join in,

and be courteous and visit some other blogs and

leave them some comment love.

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