Do Not Worry!

Do Not Worry:

A friend sent me some beautiful one-liners. One that stuck in my mind was:- Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.

By nature I am a very negative person. I am always worrying about something.

Very recently, we visited the Lake District – a lovely part of Northern England. My husband loves driving in narrow country lanes. I don’t!

[A few years ago we had a minor accident so understandably I get nervous]

Anyhow, near our campsite the road was quite narrow. And, in my thoughts I was thinking what happens if a car speeds around that corner.

This is something I say quite often:-

What if!

It’s amazing how I’ve discovered that this small sentence can be paralysing – as you can’t move because of the “What If .”

All the same, as we were travelling down this road I heard a voice say, “while you are worrying about what might happen you are missing out on the beautiful things in life – so look out of your window”

I am not usually one for hearing voices but I knew this voice was God.

I looked out of my window to see a beautiful view of the lake down in the valley surrounded by trees and mountains. I began to wonder how many more beautiful things I had missed over the years.

Indeed, our Heavenly Father tells us not to worry.

In Matthew 6, He tells us to look at the birds. They don’t plant, harvest or store food in barns. He feeds them. Are we not more valuable to Him than they are?

In recent times, I was up early at a Christian camp. As I was walking through the unit, everything seemed to be very quiet. But looking up, the swallows were busy feeding in the air.

This is a reminder that we need to start looking at the little things around us, like the wild flowers in the field. They are beautiful but are only here for a short time. If Our Heavenly Father can care for them can He not care for us?

My family is going through a lot of changes at the moment and naturally I am saying:-

What If.

But recently a new phrase has come to my attention:-

Let go and Let God!

Scripture tells us in Phillipians:-

Don’t worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

We also read in 1 Peter 5:

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares for you.

Today dear friend; if you are worried or fearful over some situation or event, and it’s causing you to think about it again and again – then you need to fight your way through the obstacles & those things which may distract you.

Get away from the computer, switch the telly off, ignore the phone, put the magazine down, and get up early! Spend time before the Lord, and tell Him what your need, worry or fear is.

Then; watch for God’s answers, and remember to be thankful when they come.

Debbie Leitch.

Debbie is David’s sister, and along with her husband Roger they attend Solihull Christian Fellowship.

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Solihull Christian Fellowship, England.