Fear and worry

  I never knew until a couple years ago that worry is a sin. Worry and fear means we are not trusting the Lord to look after us as He promises so many times in the Bible.

I’ve been burdened with worry and fear a lot lately, too. It’s an almost hourly struggle. I have an 8-month-old son, a husband and house to help look after; we have money worries (like most families); we’ve all been struggling with our health lately.

And so Satan is using these things to infiltrate my head with fear and anxiety. It certainly doesn’t help that my personality is prone to these emotions. I’ve always been a “what if-er.” I can what-if anything straight into the ground. I’m constantly daydreaming of the future and find it difficult to maintain focus on the here and now.

It is a conscious act to stop, sit back and realize that I’m worrying about things I do not control. And yet another conscious act to stop and pray that the Lord will direct my life and the lives of those around me as He sees fit.

I’m certain I’m not the only one.