You cannot find more depth of friendship than when Christ is in the center of the relationship.
God works all things together for our good (Romans 8:28). That doesn’t mean everything is good.
But God is good. Always good.
I want to wish my mom a Happy Mother’s Day. As with many, my mom has been important in my life. She took care of me, nurturing me as I grew up.
My mom married a pastor. An honorable profession, but one that can be difficult. She gave birth to three wonderful, little sinners (although I’m sure my brothers caused more trouble than I did). 🙂 Caring for a family of 5 on a limited budget was a burden she bore. She fought to meet our needs and often went without. She worked hard to make special occasions like birthdays and graduations extra special.
My mom trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age and has shared that with others including her children. I remember one time my mom prayed with me after breakfast that I would learn to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I didn’t trust Christ that day, but the memory has stayed with me.
So on Mother’s Day this year, I want to publicly say, “Thank you, Mom. I love you. Happy Mother’s Day.”
I would have to answer with an emphatic, “No!”. Worry is a sin. I am learning that worry is an indicator that I need to get on my knees before God and ask for His help.
I haven’t learned how to stop worry, but I’m thankful that God is teaching me how to pray. Prayer is a powerful tool.
Philippians 4:6-7 has been my “life verse”. I use this verse for every major decision. I’m trying to bring it into small decisions as well.
The only way to fight off anxiety is pleading in prayer. I am so thankful that my God listens.