I’ve been thinking recently about the topic of worry, as I have been walking through some things in my own family. There have been some difficult situations in our lives lately, and it’s made me realize how prone to worry I can be. Last week, I was reading in Matthew 24, where Jesus was reminding us of what our response to fearful things should be. He said,
“You will hear of wars, and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed.”
As moms, we can be prone to worry, can’t we? There are lots of things to worry about, from the health and well-being of our children to finances, current events (for goodness sake) just turning on the news can make a mom panic. School shootings. Vaccine information and misinformation. Educational options for our children. There are so many things that pull at us, aren’t there?
Something I’m learning is that worry does not profit me. Corrie Ten Boom once said,
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength. It’s carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time..”
I love that! So often, my first response to fear is to panic—but really,
“the basis of panic is cowardice, ” said Oswald Chambers.
Jesus tells us over and over that He can be trusted and that He is with us always. And do you know what? At the end of the day, we either trust Him, or we don’t. He’s either faithful, or He isn’t. If you’re struggling with fear today, I want to encourage you to get with the Lord and give that fear and worry to Him. The Bible says to “cast your cares on the Lord, knowing that He cares for you.”