June Eighth; How Worry Can Be Doubt Defeated

In a moment of honesty last night, I shared my worries over my son. https://rebeccasrevels.wordpress.com/2021/06/07/day158-footnotes-of-one-long-week-moms-never-stop-being-mom/  Is it a natural thing to worry? Yes. Should a Christian worry? No. Do we? Obviously the answer to that is yes.

Worry and anxiety is mentioned often in the Bible; https://www.openbible.info/topics/worry_and_anxiety Jesus knew that we do and will worry, but we shouldn’t. https://biblicalcounselingcenter.org/how-jesus-addressed-fear-worry-and-anxiety/

Did worrying do me one bit of good? Obviously the answer to that, is no. In fact, it did the opposite. I couldn’t fully concentrate on what I was doing. I kept interrupting myself to check my phone. I gave myself a headache. I couldn’t focus on any one thing and wandered the house only to pick up my phone to see if that app had updated or if he had sent me a text. https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/women/10-ways-worry-is-robbing-you-of-an-abundant-life-in-jesus.html 

I also prayed, a lot. Praying to the point of wondering if I was annoying God in my constant appeals. Was a not trusting Him by asking once and letting it go? Was I badgering God with my constant bombardment of prayer? https://www.gotquestions.org/pray-repeat.html

 One thing that I have come to discover, is that my times of fear, worry, concern, anxiety, have brought me closer to God. Usually when I am dealing with anxiety and worry, I go to my thinking circle and talk with God as I walk. I didn’t do that yesterday because of the severe thunderstorm and heavy downpour we received here. Walking in a mist or light rain is one thing, there was much more than that. Today, I paced the house and talked and prayed. Those talks, draw me closer, those talks get all the things I’m worried over out in the open. When I talk, I am releasing the worries and concerns to God.

If I’ve given them to God, then why do I continue to worry? There is no reason other than an over abundance of fear over faith. I bought a ball cap the other day that has ‘faith over fear’ on the front. I should have picked up that cap and wore it to remind myself. I should have picked up my Bible and sought answers and calming verses within the pages. I’ve done it before. There is peace within. Yet, I’ve noticed that my fears and concerns are much less than they were in the past. 

 I believe, that my greatest growth, comes from handing my concerns over to God, and moving forward. I’m learning. It isn’t easy when those fears, concerns, anxious thoughts have been a companion for so long. A long held habit, that’s roots run deep. Yet, as I release each one and walk away, I am stronger. I am stronger in the person God would have me to be. I am more capable of handling what comes. I am closer to God Who loves me. Who strengthens me. Who will never leave me. I know, that human that I am, there will be more days like yesterday. I think though that I as learn and grow in my faith, there will be fewer of them. That in my growth, the worry I feel, defeats any doubt that my prayers will be answered. It defeats any doubt of God’s love and provision. It defeats that darkness that hides and tries to overcome.

God wants and desires us to come to Him with our concerns. Even if and especially when those fears have a strangle hold on our hearts and won’t release our peace. He wants us to come sit at His feet and pray and pray some more. Letting Him know our fears and worries. Even if we must repeatedly pray the same requests, causing fear and anxiety’s grip to loosen a little at a time. To talk with Him and let Him know our concerns, even and especially those with which we battle constantly. In Him, we do find our peace, our comfort and strength. He desires us to come to Him bringing all of our fears even if it is repeated prayers and concerns.

Did I annoy God with my constant prayers over my son’s safe return? No, like a loving Father, with every prayer, He drew me closer to Him, comforting away my fears and giving me strength. He knows my concerns and why.

My son called me when it was safe for him to do so, explaining why he had not called before. Showing me that my fears were unfounded and a creation of the devil seeking my defeat. Instead, the acts sent me closer to a God who loves me dearly and calmed my heart when fear was at its worst.

 My son, got home safely. In his actions since he has come in, I can see a difference. Time away has helped him as well. He did his own growing. He’s going to be fine, another worry, more doubts, defeated.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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3 Responses to June Eighth; How Worry Can Be Doubt Defeated

  1. skipread says:

    We are naturally born to be a “worrier” but this time let’s turn out to be His “warrior” 🙂

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