“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook
This was my lesson for yesterday. We’re working on an important plan for one of our children, something that will be healing and life-giving, and everything was ticking along quite nicely. Then a call came that the entire thing may be falling apart.
I was a mess. I struggled for at least an hour in panic. I thought of arguments to make and how I was going to advocate for my child. I called Russ. I ranted on the phone to Kathleen. I wanted chocolate, lots of chocolate.
Slowly, the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit came to me, calming my fears. Fragments of scripture went through my mind,
I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer. 29:11
Thoughts of how much love the Lord has for this child began to settle in my heart. Look at what he has already done to bless this child!
In time, I was able to consider that perhaps he has a different plan than ours, and if he does, it will be even better. Even as I type those words, I feel a bit of sticky fear and uncertainty. I’m still holding on to hope that the plan we thought the Lord had created will come together, but if it doesn’t, I’m going to watch and wait for the moment when something more beautiful comes.
He is Lord over all, and I choose to trust, even when it takes everything in me to do it.
I haven’t had time to blog much this week, but I’m here, flying through my days. Hannah arrives on Saturday for a visit!
It doesn’t escape me that while we wait for an answer, God is bringing sweet blessings and moments of joy to me.
I would love to hear from you – say hello if you have a moment! If you have a story about overcoming worry, I need to hear it.
Have a fantastic weekend, friends.
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