Worry is a sin and I am a sinner.
I am so sorry, Lord. Perhaps, that is what I could give up for Lent.
You want me to give it all up and you will fill the empty places with peace and joy?
Oh, Lord, that sounds perfect, BUT first I need you to help me give up my pride and stubbornness. You know I can worry about not having anything to worry about. Help me with that?
Amen and Ehmen!
My Prayer for Today…
You can either give up on a person or situation or you can give that person or situation up. It may sound the same, but it’s not at all. The first is to call it quits, call it hopeless. The latter is to lay it at God’s feet; to, fueled by faith, put it in the great Potter’s hands and let Him create a work of art and fill that work of art with hope. Lord, help me to lay these things at your feet, to give you the materials to work miracles in my life. I’m just so stubborn. Help me with that, please. Show me the way. Amen and Ehmen!
And God’s Own Word Says…
1 Peter 5:7New Living Translation (NLT)
7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Matthew 11:28-29New International Version (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.