Got Faith??

Got Faith

Today as I am looking forward to an evening spent with family and friends, I have time to sit and reflect on the year that had passed. It was year full of more negatives than positives. Gracie’s diagnosis with Epilepsy, the car accident and the many doctor’s appointments that followed from that and the seizures, and watching as my dad slowly slipped away from us, I realized that even though last year was a year I would rather forget, it brought a lot of lessons. I worry alot and  I think too much about what the next day will bring. Some of that worry caused unnecessary stress in my life. As I was sitting down for quiet time to reflect on the year that lies ahead and started my devotion for today, this verse was the main idea.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6

How many of us cease to worry and hand everything over to God? I admit that I am guilty for not trusting that God has a plan for all the sufferings and trials that we went through. I just had to have faith that He would see us through. I have to confess that sometimes I didn’t have faith, I wanted the answers right then and right there. I didn’t trust that God would provide and that He would give us everything that we needed in His time. Instead I became a prisoner so to speak to worry and I allowed that to control me.

I see now that God did have a plan. A wonderful woman who I have known for years gently reminded me that God is calling our whole family closer to Him through these trials. We can exercise Faith when everything is fine but do we exercise Faith when we need it the most? Most of us fail when it comes to that. I know that I do and I am working hard to change that. If I could point out one flaw in me that would be it.

Now tell me do you allow worry to control your life? How hard is it to hand over control and just believe everything will work out? Please join the conversation by letting me know that I am not alone in struggle.


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  1. I needed to read this today. I am a worrier too! I love the 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

  2. i am not going to say that I never worry–but actually I am not that much of a worrier. My general philosophy is what will be will be–I will live through it all one way or another.

  3. I try not to worry often. Not always, mind you, but I do try to hold on to the belief that everything will eventually work itself out in the end.

  4. I definitely have a few not-so-positive things happening in my life right now. However, those events are turning into some other positive things. It’s been nice to see how the family can come together when it’s most important. (So, yes. I’ve got faith.)

  5. Worry does control my life. Fear. Low self-esteem. I’m also not one to let go. Letting go means letting my walls fall down. Letting go means not being able to protect myself. Due to terrible abuse growing up, it’s hard for me to let that wall down and let control of myself go. I can appreciate people who do and have handed their life over to what they believe in.

  6. I tend to worry a lot and I have to keep remembering that God is going to take care of me and I have to say “he’s got it”. Thanks for the reminder.

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