New Year: Thrive 2018 (Day Twenty-Three)

a-new-year-thriveDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God.”

Philippians 4:6

I tend to worry…a lot.

I have worry verses underlined and highlighted in every Bible that I have.

If I am not careful and focused on praying about my worries, then I let them take control of my spiritual and physical health. I have literally made myself sick thinking and pondering over worries in my life…my kids, my students, whether I might have hurt someone’s feelings, flying (or when someone I love is flying)…

The thing is, I know I can’t change situations by worrying! But if I am not focused on God, then I let worries control my thoughts.

This is the best analogy I have heard for worrying:

Worrying is like a rocking chair…It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

I have to constantly give my worries to God and let Him handle them.

He is in control, and I am not.

So let us truly not be anxious about anything and pray about everything.

Kelly Rhodes




1 thought on “New Year: Thrive 2018 (Day Twenty-Three)

  1. Kelly I so needed to hear that this morning. The older i get the more I tend to worry about life in general. Your quote took me back to a time this morning and made me smile. My mom had a bumper sticker that she kept on her dresser that said the exact same thing. She struggled with the same issues. Not worrying is just a part of our sinful, carnal nature but being aware of our worries and not letting them consume us is the key to letting go and letting God. Again thank you for that gentle reminder that our God had us and our worries in His hands.


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