We've had a lot going on lately. I have noticed my to-do lists growing longer, and my patience growing shorter. My mind races all day long: how am I going to get everything done, what are we going to have for dinner, will Ben get one nap or two, I can't forget to pay the bills, do we have toilet paper, did I pack Brantley's snack for school, I have to photograph my newest designs, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah. I worry constantly, I feel like I can't sit still or sit down and relax because I have so much to do. I get so self involved, such tunnel vision, so reliant on my calendar and my lists that I forget to rely on God. I forget to pray. Isn't that awful? Something that is truly second nature to some, and something I have been open about working on, sometimes I simply forget to do. I get so obsessed with my own emotions, and I get stuck in my head so much. I try to control the uncontrollable, and worry about things that are out of my hands.
When I saw these 3 prints on Pinterest, especially the first black one, it really hit me hard that not only should I be praying and handing my troubles off to God, but that He actually wants me to. He wants mt to lay my worry at his feet, to let Him bear my burden. Once I thought more about that, I thought, Wow. What a relief! If I can just trust enough in the Lord, and share my worries and concerns with Him, talk with Him, and build my relationship with Him, then my focus will come off of these things that are overwhelming me. He will take the weight off my shoulders so I can focus on each day, as they come, knowing that He is with me in very step. Knowing that He will protect me, He will guide me.
Life is not so overwhelming when you stop worrying so much, and start praying so much more.