I'm happy to introduce Osayi Osar-Emokpae, our guest blogger today. When I first read this a few weeks ago, I almost cried. "How could she read my mind and know exactly what I was worrying about?!" God works in amazing ways. I hope this blesses each of you as much as it did me!
So many times I find myself worrying about what could happen. I’m worried about bad decisions I made, the good decisions I didn’t make, and everything in between.
I’m worried about the bills I need to pay, the friends I wish lived closer, the places I wish I could visit.
I’m worried about my past, my present, my future. Will I make a difference? Will I ever find my purpose? Will I ever accomplish all the things God wants me to accomplish?
I’m worried about the changes that seem to be happening beyond my control, about all the time I’ve wasted, and how time seems to be moving so slowly one second, and then moving at lightning-fast speed the next second.
But I’ve been reminded lately about the verse:
What then shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us.
So when the voices rise up, and I begin to worry about things, I know that it’s time for me to start saying things back. When the voice of worry tells me that I’m a failure and that I’ll always be a failure, I know it’s time to start speaking back. When the voice of worry reminds me of all my past mistakes, and lost opportunities, I know that I can respond boldly.
“Since God is for me, NOTHING can succeed against me.”
How about you? How do you respond when you start to worry?
Labels: Encouragement, Guest post, peace, Stress, Worry