Monday, 7 November 2011


Anyone who knows me will know I'm a worrier. I worry about the future and what's going to happen, I worry about people getting home ok and always make sure they text me when they do get home.

Last week I went to Nottingham to talk to my programme leader about returning to uni. The meeting was really helpful and gave me several options but only a couple of them give me a registration in Nursing and I have to be better by a certain time to be able to do it. This sent me into worry mode and going through my head were thoughts such as 'what if I'm not better?' and 'what happens if I can't complete the course?' Then I was doing my bible reading earlier this week and the verse that it was on was 1 Peter 5:7

It says 'Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.' 1 Peter 5:7

This really spoke to me. I realised I had been focusing on my illness and the deadline to go back and not focusing on the fact that I serve the God of the universe who is so much bigger than any problem I have. The verse says we should give our worries to Him because he cares about us. God doesn't want to see us struggling along on our own, he wants us to give everything we are worried about over to Him.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:25-27, 34

I love this passage, it's really comforting. We don't need to worry because God has it all sorted, we can trust completely that he will provide for us in all areas of our lives. I know I don't have to worry about being well enough to go back to my course because God has it all sorted, if I don't make it back it just means he has something better planned for me! It's hard not to worry but my challenge for you this week is to pray every time you feel worried that God would just fill you with peace.

Just wanted to leave you with this verse: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

No comments:

Post a Comment