"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
This blog wasn't intended for me to pour my heart out looking for someone to read it. There's just something that feels good about gathering your thoughts and feelings and putting it on a tangible surface. Although a pen and paper is my choice of weapon, my handwriting is quite subpar. So yes, I do write out my thoughts and I do allow myself to share it with people, but I do not expect to receive feedback from anybody else other than myself. If you do happen to be reading this, then welcome to my life. Feel free to share with me. I do not mind your company at all. In fact, I love your company. Thank you. And if no one is reading this, then I am having a very awkward conversation with myself (which is still okay).
As cliché as some Bible verses may sound, God has placed those words in The Bible for a reason. They are meant to be read over and over again. They are meant to be quoted in our everyday lives. They aren't meant to become dull and meaningless. The Bible is what God uses to communicate to us. I love when I read a book for the second or third time and even though the words never change, I seem to find things that I missed the first time. It makes reading the book again more interesting. That is how The Bible should be to us. Although there are different versions, God intended His words to never change and we always learn something new each time we read it.
One verse that I have been trying to keep constant in my life right now is Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." DO NOT WORRY. Seems simple enough, right? Wrong. A person like me worries. A lot. My understanding of this verse is to not worry and to let God take your worries for you, but my feelings say otherwise. This is something that I have been currently working on. Prayers, reading The Bible and doing devotionals have put me at a place of peace. There are some times during the day where my worry comes back and it turns into anxiety. That is why I need to different tools (like the ones stated before or others) to help me achieve a level of worrying in which I can control.
It has also put life in perspective for me. Why worry about tomorrow? It hasn't happened yet. What is being anxious about things of the past going to do? It has already happened. You can reminisce on it, but move on. I say these words, but they are words that I am still working on. Worry and anxiety are words that I understand, but it is now matching how I feel with what I already understand to get over those words and be able to focus on the NOW.
So here is my challenge for you: "__________, where are your feet?" Where are they right now? I encourage to use that tool if you are ever in a state of worry. Ask yourself that question and perhaps pray for peace and for God to take that worry of yours and carry it for you. I can tell you He is more than happy to do so.
Until next time,