Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Application of The Word

 Big words that point to God and His power.  
Words I want desperately to live by.... 

Worry. Fear.  
There are days when it just seems so hard to let go of these two words....
Words that point right back at me and my weakness.  

Having begun my own business just over a year ago, the income still isn't steady.  It fluctuates much with the seasons and the housing market.  For the year prior to that, the first year after our relocation, I had zero income coming in.  So, we are still struggling to pull up out of that hole.

At moments, concern over where the money will come from overwhelms me.  Every time I sit down to update the checkbook and pay bills, I break into a clammy sweat.  Each time I spend money on something that isn't a necessity, trepidation and guilt worm their way into my mind.

There are times when I feel compulsively drawn to The Word for reassurance.... and It never fails me.

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." ~ Philippians 4:6

"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory 
in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:19

The book of Philippians has much to say about worrying over material matters.  To sum it all up - DON'T DO IT!!! 

God has provided for us this far.  Our job is to be good stewards of what we have been given, work hard, and trust in Him.  Additionally, we are told to give thanks and go to Him with needs. I don't see a thing in there about fretting leading to any gain....

Sounds so simple, but it is often very difficult to do.  It is a lesson to be learned over and over.  It requires deliberate action on my part.

Today, my determination to start living those first two words, faith and trust, has found new resolve.  When the fear and worry start creeping in, I need to just recite these scriptures - to myself or even out loud - and remember their significance.  After all, our determination must be fed so it does not wane.  And what better to feed determination than The Word of God? 

Life is chaotic enough without drowning in a sea of worry and fear when it is totally unnecessary and a waste of time and energy.  Choose Trust and Faith with me today!


  1. Absolutely, I couldn't agree with you more. I like to use the fear and worry that sometimes comes, as simply a reminder that I need to turn within and place my faith and trust in my God, for God is my Source of all the good in my life. This way I can look at worry and fear and a good thing (as long as I don't stay there) and just use them for that reason. God is our Source, our neverending supply of Good. It is His pleasure to give us the Kingdom and that also means right here and right now. I truly believe that. God wants our higher good and when I align with that, I believe I'm just fine. I didn't mean to do any preaching, for sure, it's just that I really connected with what you said. Something I'm always working on.

    1. Thank you so much for your insightful comment, Ellen. Preach on, girl!!! I am so glad someone got where I was going with that post.

  2. Looks like we love many of the same things. You have a beautiful blog. I love your rocking chair and your birdhouse. :-) Thanks so much for connecting with me today.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Julie; and for the sweet comments! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I am a big worrier and often have to pull up short and remind myself to let go and let God. It is hard to hand over the controls sometimes.

  4. Jane, I remember a time when I'd go to the mailbox almost trembling with fear over what bill would be waiting for me.

    It's sometimes constant work to trust, like every minute of every day choosing to let go of worry and fear and focus on the God Who is able...
    Thank you for reminding me today, no matter where we are, trust is essential. I'm joining you today, I'm choosing trust.
    love to you my friend~


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