Wednesday, July 15, 2015
I’ve been known to worry now and then. I don’t feel like I let it consume me (although my wife might say otherwise) but there are certainly times when I am more anxiously concerned than others.
I worry about what people think of me, whether I am making the right choice for my family’s future, about parenting decisions and how it affects my children, and whether I’m doing a good job in my calling. We also have three daughters who will all be in college in the next three years, vehicles to replace, and other financial thoughts for our future. Then there’s the (not so) distant idea of weddings and the next challenges of parenting adults. In retrospect, perhaps I do worry a touch more than I originally thought.
Some days it can be easy to get caught up in anxiety and all it entails. I certainly can’t solve all of those concerns right now. Perhaps I can calm my mind by asking a simple question:
Do I trust God to give me what I need for right now?
I can try to plan effectively and be wise with what I choose, but at some point I have to learn to trust God and believe in His provision. I don’t think it means I shouldn’t think about the future, but my trust in Him should help me to stop worrying about it quite so much.