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 5:7Life 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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