Monday, June 22, 2009

Worry Not...

This may be written just for me. So that I have a record of what God is doing in my life. He continues to amaze me in how intimately involved He is in my life.

In my last post I mentioned that I had stopped memorizing scripture this year after getting through nine of them. On Saturday evening I was able to attend church again even though I was feeling very symptomatic. (sometimes you just have to push through things even though it's hard) I was thrilled to be there. Once the sermon began, we were asked to turn Luke 12:22-31. So I get out my Bible, turn and begin reading to myself.

WHOA!!

It's the birds again. If you've been reading, you might remember I wrote a post titled For the Birds. I was memorizing from the Matthew passage, but it is the same principle. Don't worry! If He takes care of the birds, how much more will He take care of us.

Would you believe that is the last passage of scripture that I memorized. I wondered why I had stopped and I think on Saturday God gave me my answer. I am camping on those verses for awhile. There are a lot of worries in my life. I'm not one to stress out, complain or spend my time in worry. But I am realizing that my life is full of stress, whether realized or not.

Money - there's not enough, I can't work, how will we make it?

Health - I have some really great days, things are better than before, but I am far from healed, will I ever be?

Family - will the kids ever have a good relationship with their dad? What are they stuffing? How rejected do they feel? What more can I do to help bring healing for all of us? (Don included)

Ok, I will not bore you with all the details, but you get the idea. You have your own life, your own worries. He, God, is reminding me that He has always provided in the past. He shows up. Actually, He never leaves! He has performed miracles in my life. He will again. He is the same God, He cares deeply, I am never out of His sight.

Lord, you know my heart. You know what is weighing heavily on me. Show me when I am worrying and help me claim your promises in my life. Worry not!!






27 comments:

UL Cards Fan said...

Dear Sheryl,
Love the video and love the way you see God working in your family's lives. I am reading a book by Robert Morgan entitled The Promise. The whole book is based on Romans 8:28. I highly recommend it if you haven't read it.
Here is a portion of the message: "Faith is the ability to tackle life with confidence, come what may, knowing that the trustworthy promises of God are precisely as real as the transient circumstances around us. Faith is believing that God will do exactly as He has said. Living by faith isn't a matter of sticking our heads in the sand and hoping for the best. It's confronting the realities of life from the perspective of God's immutable, unbreakable, unfailing Word. Those who live by faith don't have a "hope so" optimisim. They live in the society of the certain"
Hold fast to God's promises.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Love ya, Linda

beyond this moment said...

It's so hard sometimes, when you can't see the end result, to let go of worry over the basics. Especially when God's answers seem so long (to us) in coming.

Praise God for His timely message to you! =)

Samantha said...

Praying that God continues to meet all of your needs according to all of his riches and glory in Jesus name!

Kee said...

Praying for you my friend.
hugs and love

Nicole said...

Praying for you sweet friend. He will provide. I know He will. I don't know how, what or when, but He is God and He will provide. Love you!

In His grasp,
Nicole

-stephanie- said...

God is good. I need to camp with you on that verse.

I have a picture, that when you are standing before God, He is going to be saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and hope your family finds peace soon. I know it must be challenging with your children and the divorce as they do feel rejected by their father since he left. It is a catch 22 as in divorce you have no choice but to have one parent move out. I am hopeful and pray that with your guidance and their father's that they begin to understand that their father loves them and the divorce did not have anything to do with them. I helped my daughter through her divorce with two girls and both were having a hard time getting over the fact that their father left. They were too young, 12 and 14 to realize they were taking things out on him when it was not his fault. The breakthrough came when my advice finally paid off and she started to talk to the father, parent with him and show that the marriage may be over but they will always be parents together. After this the girls came along and started to spend time with their dad. She had to set dates at first and they had no choice but to go, through this they were somewhat angry but now have the relationship they all wanted. I will continue to pray for you and know God will help you parent with their father and show them through your actions that their father did not reject them.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh Sweet girl... worry is so oppressive isn't it?

I just posted this sweet story of a little blessing that happened for my daughter and a fear of hers just this am. God so deeply cares about our little details... it's so easy to think our details aren't so little... and maybe He doesn't care... or won't ever change them! Bless you today!
Sasha

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

For many years I have struggled with worry and anxiety over a certain item. I have learned over the years that when I feel it creeping up on me to quote my favorite verse that deals with this subject. I just say it over and over until I feel God's peace settle in my heart and soul.

Robin's New Song said...

I don't know if it's age, but considering the birds is on my mind so much, examining how diligently they work with a song, and without complaint. I want to be more like them. Especially learning to trust, when I'm hurting and have a need, that He will feed me manna from Heaven.
Happy to have met your blog today.
Only believe!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Sheryl,
Great post, loved the song/video. I admire the courage you have to push on even in the midst of uncertainty, stress and tribulation. It's a hard road and your faith and trust in God is such a witness. I pray that His blessings will overcome any worry or despair that you are going through.

ShEiLa said...

Sheryl,

Thanks for checking on me. I have still been fighting the headaches, facial pain and light sensitivity. My chiropractor, Dr. Todd Askeroth, has been very patient and tried several different things. After taking another series of x-rays my C2 looks twisted opposite of what he thought. So in the morning he is trying something different. I just keep hoping I find the answer... praying that I am learning what I am supposed to learn.

I love this line in this post:
He, God, is reminding me that He has always provided in the past. That is what I always have to remember... that I am never left alone. That my Heavenly Father is there to help... if I only humble myself and ask for help.

Thank you for your concern. I hope to be blogging more soon. As it is it's been hard to sit at the computer very long.

ToOdLeS.

Under the Florida Sun said...

Sheryl-
What a beautiful post. I'm sure in times as we are facing in these days, so may of us struggle with worry. Thank you for your honesty and openess.

And I LOVED that song! I had never heard it before!

Cheri' said...

Sheryl, I simply love the way you walk with God! His closeness to you and the truths He points you toward are helping others like me! You're a treasure! Thanks once again for sharing where you are in this season of your life, because the things you're experiencing and learning are a tremendous help! Camp as long as you need! I'll camp with you my friend!

Under the Florida Sun said...

Hey Sheryl -
Yup. That's a tatoo.. Got it when I was 25. It's Thumper from Bambi.. LOL. One of those rebellious times in my life :-)

Jennifer said...

thankfully, God answers NOT IN time but ON time.

have a wonderful rest of the week.

Sneaky Momma said...

I pray that you have found peace where your worries are concerned. :)

Lissa said...

Yes, the bible says that we are not to worry. But its hard sometimes, isn't it! But we must remember who it is we trust!

C.C. and Double T said...

Praying for you!!!

Take a break from your worries for a few minutes, and do something just for fun...
Tag, you're it! I have challenged you. Check it out... http://his-heart.blogspot.com/2009/06/challenge.html

Just a little something from Judy said...

I do deal with worry. It is a time consuming past time and I did a study on it. I read this quote "worry is assuming responsibility that God never intended you to have." Each time it comes back to me, I quote that to myself. I think it is good that you shared with us, the thought process that you deal with. You are loved and prayed for by many. Hope you have a relaxing weekend and a prayer or two is answered in an amazing way for you.

Leslie said...

Good for you girlfriend for trusting in our Lord! Simply trusting. That's what He wants us to do. I'm sure you're faith and trust is pleasing to Him and He'll want nothing more than to bless you!

Prayers, Blessings and Hugs,
Leslie

nancygrayce said...

I feel so ashamed when I let the tiny little things overwhelm me! Thanks for the reminder. We all need to remember that God is bigger than all we are burdened with!

Heather of the EO said...

Oh how I love that song!

And it's funny (not in a ha ha way) but I have a post brewing in my brain about worry and parenting. I try to be faithful and "worry not" but I know that I really am, deep down, totally freaking out about the "what ifs"

Great post...again :)

Kimberly said...

Just want to say I love you today and always Sherly! Thanks for making me think...worry not, wow.

KB

Amrita said...

Keep standing on the promises of God Sheryl. He is with you.

Barbara said...

What a straight from the heart post. I admire your courage in the face of everything in your life. God is a gracious and caring God and it is evident that He has carried you thru some trying times....be encouraged...He will not stop...He will never leave you alone. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have surely enjoyed reading yours. I am praying for you.

RickNiekLikeBikes said...

He knows your heart because He gave it to you.