God Doesn’t Need Us to Stop Worrying

Posted: April 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

I’ve been going to Celebrate Recovery since December to deal with some addictions and hang-ups. One of the areas that causes me trouble is uncontrollable worry over health issues. Because of a medical test today, my anxiety peaked last night.

This morning I woke up and said to the Lord, “I didn’t worry as much last night … does that work?” I’m not even sure where I was going with that question. I think I wanted Him to say, “yay! for progress” and maybe give me a little pat on the back. To my surprise … this is what I “heard” …

“Oh, silly girl! Do you think I need you to quit worrying for me? It’s never been about me. It’s always been for you! Your body was not designed to worry. Every cell inside you was made for life. Worry suppresses this life. If you are trying to quit worrying for me, then stop! I love you whether you worry or not. If you want to stop worrying, do it because of you.”

Our bodies are not designed for worry! We are designed from the One who sustains all life. Worry is counter to His image in us. We carry His DNA. No wonder worry makes me sick! It would be like me trying to live on Mars when my body was clearly designed for Earth.

Shew. I had a lot to think about today.

“Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.” Proverbs 12:25



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