Matthew 6:25-27, 34
When I really started reading and studying the Bible as an adult, it struck me how many times the topic of worrying or being anxious was mentioned.  I admit I am a natural worrier. I have been for as long as I can remember. I’m not picky either. I worry about family, friends, clients, and anything that isn’t going just the way I think it should go.  I thought as my kids got older I would worry less about them, but the opposite has been true. I’ve worried more, mainly because I no longer have any control over the situations they find themselves in. That’s the key; worry begins when we lose our control! A friend recently reminded me that I haven’t gained anything by worrying, except sometimes seemingly endless tears, sleepless nights, and a lot of gray hair. What I need to focus on is the fact that I don’t need to be in control, because God is!! He is the ultimate “cure” giver, so why waste one more second worrying? All I have to do is trust in Him and have faith that He is taking care of who and what I can’t. God Loves Ya 😉 – Karen Chappell

A worried business man sitting on some stairs