Friday, February 1, 2019

Devotional: Worry Worry Everywhere

Are you someone that lives with worry? Do you worry about everything?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6 NIV 

According to worry means a state or feeling of anxiety.

The Unknown 

It is the unknown. The what-if situations that "might" happen that causes worry and anxiety.

I have mentioned before the likelihood of having to have a surgery on my pituitary tumor. I keep feeling like the possibility is becoming greater as my headaches are not letting up for me.

As a result of having this surgery, I will then have diabetes insepidis. This means that I will start having to go to the bathroom a lot (to pee). I will then start drinking a lot of water because of getting dehydrated and then have to go even more. If I am not careful, I could end up having a stroke.

So, I worry over it all. However, worrying is not going to help me one little bit.

Talk To The Lord

Today's verse helps to remind me not to be anxious about anything. Worrying over things will not add any time to my life. However, I can be thankful for the surgery that will remove the tumor. I can be thankful that we have water that I can drink. I can be thankful that we have a bathroom that I can use. I can also be thankful to live in a time frame where medicine is as advanced as it is.

Instead of worrying, I can talk over my concerns with the Lord. Did you know that praying is just having a conversation with Him? He is always there to listen and He cares.

I challenge you, the next time you feel anxious, turn your cares over to the Lord. Thank Him for the good things (yes, they are there) and then talk to Him about your concerns.

Let's Pray: 

Dear Father, 

Thank You for always being there. Thank You for always being available to listen to my concerns, my worries. Father, please help me to remember that prayer is just a form of communication with you. Whenever I am worried about the what-if moments that might happen, help me to remember that You are there and that You care for me. I thank You for all that You have done for me. I ask for Your help in facing hard times. In Jesus' name, Amen. 

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