Anxiety and Worry
This morning as I was reading through my short devotional, Jesus Calling, this sentence hit me square in the chest.
“However, worry is a form of unbelief; it is anathema to Me.”
I realized that I feast on worry daily. Worry is unbelief in God’s eyes. Unbelief that God is in control, that His plans are for our good, and that if He doesn’t take care of the problem, He will walk with me through the problem. I confessed my unbelief, and gave God the permission to do some surgery on my mind. I finished my porch sittin’ and got myself ready to go to yoga. As I was walking out, I heard some close lightening strike and felt uneasy about leaving my older kids home alone during the storm. At yoga, as we were beginning the practice, I continued to worry about my kids and the storm. Oklahoma storms are no joke and can be quite serious with the right recipe in play.
God wasted no time at all reminding me that I was worrying right there on the yoga mat, and I instantly wished I had anointed myself with the oil called Believe before I left the house. With a mixture of Balsam Fir, Bergamot, Frankincense, Idaho Blue Spruce, Ylang Ylang and Geranium it is an instantly uplifting scent. (This happens to be the oil I get the most compliments on when I wear it as perfume.) I prayed, and once again asked God to help me with my unbelief; a work in progress I’m finding.
Mark 9:23-25 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”