Giving it to HIM and not taking it back…

1-worry less

Where do I start…?

I am often anxious…

” Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”


I know this verse above… It plays over and over in my head. I know it to be true, so why is it so hard? I give my anxieties to HIM and then I sometimes take them back…

I struggle to find peace at times…

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled ”


I also know this verse to be true, but again, my heart is often heavy and I long for peace. Peace for myself and for others.

I sometimes do not feel good enough…

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

I Know this verse to be true but I am hard on myself. I often feel that I have failed. I struggle to accept mercy.

I am often weak …

“Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
Be merciful and answer me!”

I cry. I know that no matter what is going in in my life, I am where God wants me to be. Yet I still cry out for HIM to change things even though I know HE already has my life planned.

“A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.”

What can I do…?
How do I find peace, strength and courage ?

God knows that I am HIS anxious child, HE knows I am not perfect, HE knows I cry…HE has every little hair on my head ( even the grey ones) accounted for!

HE always answers my prayer when I pray… ” Lord, place me where you want me to be today”… Now I need to trust HIM when I land in that “place”.

I know constant prayer is the antidote to anxiety, fear, heartache and weakness. Praying lets God speak to my heart… I am trying to ” worry less and pray more”. I want to give it all to HIM and not take it back…. Who’s in?

Carrie

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