Tuesday 01 July 2014

Winsome Wednesday - To Worry or not to Worry? That is the question!

This past week I was an emotional wreck, a miserable person, a moody and sarcastic person!  All because I was so frustrated at not being able to get something sorted out.  I was doing what I could do, which was not much, to try make something happen and what I couldn't do I tried to beg and plead and reason and ask my husband to do, but... he wanted to wait.  He wanted to wait it out and see which way this thing would go.  I wanted him to preempt it and give me the peace I wanted!

Yeah right!  That went well!  NOT!  Eventually I did what I should have done at the beginning of the week.  I had a good quiet time, where I just sat and absorbed the Word of the Lord and didn't go to Him for answers, just for His word.  And then little snippets of His will start filtering in....

A quote I see on instagram
"Don't pull out in doubt what you planted in faith!"

Yep Tracy!  You planted that in faith!  What is your problem?  You know God's got this!  And if it doesn't work out the way you want it, you know enough that the Lord has a better plan!

Another quote on pinterest: 
 "Be a warrior - not a worrier!"

Yep Tracy!  Quit worrying.  It gets you no where anyway.  God's will, will prevail!  And He has your best in heart and in mind!  Seriously, what is the point of the worrying?

Yet another snippet of Godly advice read in my devotional
"When you try things in your own strength you are left with frustration, anxiety, anger and emotional see-sawing!  Leave things in the Lord's hand and focus on His word and He straightens things out." 

I know all this to be true but I let it all get the better of me anyway!  Sigh!  What I can say is that I did get back on track quicker.  But I still felt like a failure and had to go back to hubby and humble myself and ask his forgiveness for my lousy attitude.  Oh well, this week I am sticking to standing in faith and when doubt knocks on my heart's door, I am refusing it entry, ditching the worry and focusing on God's word!  And I say in faith, that soon I will report back on how God has given me the desire of my heart!  Yep!  He cares and He will straighten my path, when I eventually stop running around in circles!


Matt 6 v 33:  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all His righteousness, and then all the rest shall be added unto you.

Yes, God's way is always the best.  My encouragement to you today is no matter the problem, focus on God and see how your path straightens out in peace and doors open and close as God guides you.

God bless my friends
Tracy

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17 comments:

  1. OOOh Tracey, like a page out of my own book! How I could imagine this picture you painted. Thank you for having such a week so I too could take a look in the mirror and be brought back down to earth! Today - I took the time to be silent today instead of wailing and pleading. Made more miles today then all of last week. Even during my ironing I was in God's company. Bless you!

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    1. Hi Anita, isn't it funny how often we read our lives on the pages of others lives? So glad I could encourage you
      God bless

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  2. I can sooo relate! This is one of the things I struggle with the most. Worry. But I love how God just keeps encouraging me to let go and trust Him and with each situation I am then able to grow.

    Thanks for sharing today, It's good to know we are not alone in our struggles and that we have a great God to help us!

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    1. Hi Cathy, it is so true that each opportunity presented to us is an opportunity to grow. Sometimes I feel so bad though because I handle it wrong off the bat. However, our God is gracious and forgives our emotional outbursts.
      God bless

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  3. This is so timely! I am experiencing a situation so out of my control - and I am trying so hard to let God!!! It's tough!!!

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    1. Hi Maryleigh, believe me my friend, I am right there with you. Thanks for your encouragement
      God bless

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  4. Wow, Tracy! I am writing this through tears! You will never know how much I needed to hear this and to be reminded that God will open and close the right doors and straighten my path. I am so sorry you had to go through this time and season of trial, but if you hadn't, you would never have been enable to understand this concept and helped so many others (including me!) by what you have learned through it. God never wastes an experience, and He turns our tests into our testimonies. Sharing what we have learned blesses and helps others. He always has a plan! Thank you so much for sharing your heart and for blessing me so much to day. I am leaving here refreshed. Much love and thanks to the dear Lord...and to you.

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    1. Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for sharing all this with me. I am so glad that something I am going through has been an encouragement to you and hope that God leads you into greater peace and a closer walk with Him daily.
      God bless

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  5. I wrote along similar thoughts in the post I have shared so this truly resonated with me. God is beckoning me to trust, to have faith, to believe. To believe Him & His Word because He is faithful. Grateful to link here this morning! Blessings!

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    1. Hi Joanne, I will be popping over to read your post too. I love how God reiterates and confirms things through the words of others. Thank you for the encouragement
      God bless

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  6. Oh, Tracy, you are hitting home with me, too. I can get impatient and want to force things to happen instead of waiting on the Lord. Thanks for sharing what helped you; that helps me too.

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    1. Hi Lisa, thank you too for sharing. Sometimes its in the knowing that you're not the only one struggling that one sees the Lord's help too and His guidance and encouragement to seek Him out.
      God bless

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  7. We always seem to be on the same page at the same time!!! Such an awesome and perfect word for me!!!!! Thank you for reminding me and standing with me my sweet friend!!!
    xoxox

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    1. Hi Stacey, there may be an ocean between us but I think the Lord has placed us as encouragers in each other's path. Grateful for you my friend
      God bless

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  8. Hello,

    It seems that I have linked up something that might offend Christian readers, though I am a Catholic myself and the contain itself is just about daily life. My link is number 26. A reader showed that to me by stating that the card with the f* word there is revolting. I do apologize if that has offended you or your readers, and please feel free to remove it if you choose to do so. As I explained in the beginning of the post after realizing that the birthday card might sound very rude to English speaking readers, English is not my first language, we don't speak English in Indonesia, and it was an honest mistake when linking up to the sites where I usually share my writings. To a non-English speakers like me and my friends, the card was just a funny sentence to take pictures with.

    Visit me:
    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi LeeAnne, thank you for letting me know, I hadn't got to all the links yet. I appreciate your honesty and have removed that post. Please note that means although the original "26" has been moved, others have now moved up into its space. God bless
      Tracy

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  9. Really wonderful post, Tracy. As you know, I'm a worrier. And yes, I spend inordinate amounts of time trying to *fix* things in my own ways. Most often, I can either do nothing, or I make matters worse.

    I liked the instagram quote. I think I would make a terrible gardener - for I am always pulling things out, overwatering, digging in the dirt - everything other than to let the Master Gardener grow the *plant* of faith in His time.

    GOD BLESS!

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