This quote is from Corrie Ten Boom (who, if you haven't read about her or know her story, is pretty amazing and inspiring and worth checking out!) and I am trying to take it to heart and practice it every day! Though I tend to then worry about whether or not I am just living in denial (yes....obsessive, I know!) but I keep trying to focus on this verse from Matthew:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
Can you tell I am a worrier??? Yes, it is true. I am a planner, an organizer, and by nature an obsessive worrier. It is genetic, I come from a long line of obsessive worriers. We literally have it down to a hyperventilating, hand wringing science. One thing that is coming out of the current trials I am dealing with is having to face that I have no control. Really, it is so much bigger than I am. So, I am trying out the experience of living in this very moment (which is really hard if you are always worrying about the next moment) and having faith enough to get through it. Since I have no control, there is no need to worry. You see, my worry comes out of the struggle to have some sense of control over situations and fear. I have no control...and God is with me so I will not fear...and I will hold boldly to that in this moment!