I woke up this morning worrying about stuff. It seems to be my everyday ritual. Wake up from a pretty good night’s sleep (Roger will tell you a good “snoring” night’s sleep – hahaha) and find my mind immediately going to worrying about something. I’m so tired of it. I’m so tired of waking up worrying. I’m so tired of giving everything over to God and then turning around and taking it back because I’m not sure He will do it right! So bad I know! My mind creates crazy scenarios and life is not near as bad as I create it to happen in my mind.
As I sat down to do my quiet time, I just asked the Lord to show me that I don’t have to worry any more. I asked Him to give me peace and scripture that He is going to work everything out – if not my way at least for good.
My reading in Jesus Calling devotional started out with this sentence: “Let me control your mind.” I’m not joking!! That was the first sentence and the follow-up words were just as powerful. The scripture reading associated with it led me to scripture I had underlined in my Bible:
Romans 8:24-25 (NIV) – For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Ok, Lord. I got it. I need to quit worrying. Turn my mind over to You. Have hope in You and wait patiently. You hear my prayers. You know my heart aches and worries.
Well, by golly, I believe He does have it under control!! Thank you, Lord for that confirmation that “you got this”!