Fear of the Future?
"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25
Wow. How powerful is that? Every time I read that I think to myself, "Dang, I want to be THAT girl". While it is definitely a goal, how hard is it to be that at times? When life's stresses are weighing you down and you feel heavy with all your worries, trust me, you are not the only one. In today's blog post, I hope to encourage you and give you ways to become THAT girl. To feel at peace with the plans you know God has for you.
If you were to ask me how I was doing a month ago, I would tell you how stressed and overwhelmed I was with life decisions I
was facing. It was to the point where I was having breakdowns and literally felt heavy due to how much everything was weighing on me. It was NOT fun. Thankfully, God walked me through that and has worked in me a lot since then. While sometimes I want to allow myself to get stressed about something, I now know what I remind myself in those situations.
Lauren Daigle is my GIRL. I love her music so much. I put on the song Everything when I feel myself wanting to get stressed about something. It perfectly illustrates God's faithfulness and how He will always give us everything we need. He is ALWAYS working, even when it doesn't feel like it. Whenever you are feeling worried about anything, put this song on. It's such an amazing reminder of how God will always give us what we need because HE is everything we need. God will never forsake you or leave you in the midst of something stressful or if something goes wrong.
"Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
Honestly when I read this for the first time I was like okay sheesh, but how true is that? More than half of the time, the things we worry about don't even happen. Whatever happens come to pass and now we wasted all of this time worrying when we could've been enjoying life. God understands our human tendency to worry. Remember, He is in control of even the smallest of details. If God is in control of everything and He ALWAYS works everything out for our good, there really is nothing to be concerned about. Even if things feel bad or look bad, He will always work everything out for your good. Maybe it's a lesson to learn or maybe it's a situation that will lead you to something better. Whatever it is, if you are worried lean on Him. He is always talking to us and trying to guide us, we just need to rest in Him and listen. Ask yourself how you can actively release your worries to God each day.
If you stress about making the wrong decisions, read this:
When I talked about being stressed to the max a month ago, it was mainly because of this. I would constantly put all the pressure on myself and would freak myself out with the idea of doing the wrong thing. Then one day, God brought something to my attention. I call it GPS faith, because God is literally our GPS throughout our lives. As long as we use Him as a guide we’ll always end up where we need to be! When we take a wrong turn, doesn’t GPS show us how to get back on track? It’s the same thing with God. Find peace in the fact that all the pressure doesn’t need to be on you. Use God as your guide and you’ll always end up where you need to be!