Speechless Sunday #33

Each morning I thankfully wake up and read a scripture on the daily flip calendar (my sweet mom gave me years ago) while I brush my teeth… The other day, I woke up to this scripture, which struck a cord with me: “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7

[me] watching the Seattle sunset, taking in His beautiful canvas:)

Life is overwhelming and inundates us with anxiety, crises, and stresses. I’ve been dealing with a lot of heavy real life stuff that I have intentionally left out of my blog, and is the main reason my posts are often far and few between. I just don’t know how to share without sounding like a Debbie Downer.

There was a quote under the scripture on my flip calendar by Hannah Whitall Smith that read: “We must take our troubles to the Lord, but we must do more than that, we must leave them there.”

I absolutely love that! This immediately gave me an image of leaving gifts on a front porch. I laughed a little at the very thought of wrapping my worries up in a box with a bow on top for the Lord. But, that’s actually a great analogy, isn’t it? We need to box up our worries and give them to Jesus — let Him handle the rest.

I’m such a do-er, thinking I can fix most things that when I fall to my knees it’s usually abrupt. I’d say at the very least this last year has been abrupt. I’d also say that the independence I’ve always been so proud has been yanked, redirected, and surrendered to my Savior — because I need Him. Every. Single. Day.


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7 thoughts on “Speechless Sunday #33

  1. Jenn, that is such a lovely scripture… and it really is so poignant. Leave them there. It is such a hard thing to do, but TRUST and FAITH are tested on an ongoing basis don’t you think? I do so hope you are getting through your ‘stuff’ and smiling and happy. ❤

    • I absolutely agree — faith and trust is most definitely tested on an ongoing basis — challenging us and maturing our walk with the Lord. Thank you for your sweet comment and your ongoing support and encouragement. Perhaps happiness is relative, but I’d like to think I’m starting to smile again, more 🙂

  2. That’s a great piece of scripture and one that is so hard to put into practice at times. It’s our natural tendency to fix and control everything ourselves. Letting go and letting God is a tough lesson to learn!

  3. hang in there girl. sometimes it’s hard to trust and remember that God has a plan. a song i’m really loving right now is by mercy me – the hurt and the healer. the lyrics are all great but my favorite right now talks about when grace will be ushered in for good and all our scars are understood. i LOVE that.

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