Watching the news can send you into a tailspin and it’s so easy to get dragged down by the pressures and demands of this world. Let’s just say the rose-colored glasses are off for me! Life is full of fear, worry, doubt, problems and on and on I could go; but this is nothing new and really cannot be avoided. As women (and moms) what do we do with all the stuff floating around in our head…how do we shut it off? I can tell you there are many ways to deal with the daily stresses of life, but they never worked for me. Let’s see…chocolate binge, shopping binge, Netflix binge, pick your poison. All this ever did was help me put on the pounds and rack up credit card debt. So if you are the mom who worries, you need to pray about everything and here’s why.
Let Go and Let God
All I can do is share what finally resonated with me. I stopped. I let go. I let God. I used to hear people say that to me and I would shake my head in agreement but never understood how you actually did that. I think as women(and Moms) we have a really hard time letting go of control because it’s our job to take care of everyone and we know if we don’t do it it won’t get done…at least get done right! As women (and Moms) we give of ourselves all day and wouldn’t want to do it any other way most of the time but when something happens that we can’t control, figure out, or fix it can feel very scary.
(Our version of rose-colored glasses) Yes, I would sport them!
Depend on God
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a strong mind (2 Timothy 1:7). This scripture has brought me through so much. He wants us to depend on Him. He wants us to turn to Him. He wants us to trust Him. Do you know how good it feels to stop worrying and know, really know, in your heart that God’s got your back? Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6.) Coming to really understand and know in your spirit that God desires your trust and confidence in Him makes it so much easier to let go of the reigns. I’ve always kind of thought in the back of my head, “I don’t need to bother God about this.” Who knew He wanted just that.
It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn a few times in my walk with Jesus. He will show up when I stop trying to do it myself and recognize that I need Him. I can’t do this life without Him. Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding (Proverbs 3:5.) Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life (Luke12:25?) These are more than just beautiful words; these are words to live by! Mom- Pray about everything…worry about nothing.
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