November 2, 2011

Encouragement For Today

I was browsing through status shuffle this morning on Facebook and came across a quote that really hit home for me.

"For God to take care of us, we have to stop trying to take care of ourselves, by worrying about every little thing we can't control." Joyce Meyer

I will be the first to admit I am definitely a worry wart. I worry about anything and everything which causes a lot of undue stress and anxiety. I have always been this way. I try not to worry but just can't help it.

I read this quote and then pondered it for a moment and realized how true this is. If every time I start to worry about something I cannot control what am I doing for me? Nothing but causing unwanted anxiety. However, if I pray and let the Lord handle whatever it may be no matter how big or small; then it is no longer my worry and everything will fall into place as it should.

I really need to keep this in mind and work on not worrying so much. I really do it way too much! Comes with being the type of person that worries about pleasing others. That's another thing I have trouble with, and have for years.

Anyone else have these same issues? Share your thoughts and how you deal with them. Maybe we can learn from one another!


  1. oh Crystal...I am one of the BIGGEST worry warts. I think it is hereditary lol. Believe it or not God has used Maddy to help me with my worrying. When I was pregnant I worried over how I would feed her, clothe her, provide daycare, where she would live, etc and I had a great friend whom I miss dearly remind me that if God takes care of the birds and bees and provides for them that He would certainly do the same for me and Maddy. This was just one area of worry where Maddy was concerned. He also used the movie Facing the Giants and He reminded me that all I can do is my best and leave the rest up to Him. If I do my best and it doesn't work out...then it wasn't meant to be and vice versa. I am learning more and more to just let go and let God. I still have some learning to do but I have made some progress.

  2. Same here girl Lets Pray for each other! Thanks for your honesty!