Happy Wisdom Wednesday!
Last night baby woke me up briefly, and then I couldn’t get to sleep. Too many things to think about were swirling inside my brain, causing my stomach to tighten and my brain to keep churning.
I finally asked myself, what am I doing wrong here? It took a few minutes to think “What Scripture can I think about that will help me?” Actually, there are many, but I latched onto Matthew 6:33 and context. But I still kept thinking, that is, worrying. Finally I realize it would help my stomach if it had something to do, so I got up and drank some water. And I kept thinking about seeking God first and letting him take care of my cares.
He does a better job than I do. The nice thing was, when I woke up this morning, one of the first thoughts was, I need to read my Bible right away, before I get on the road.
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Those are verses are so true and simple, but I often forget to put them into practice in my life. I was all worked up Sunday night trying to sleep but also work out my busy day Monday in my head. I was trying to cram too many things in. Monday morning I prayed that God would work out the details and about 3 of things fell through, easing up my schedule. He knew best. I didn’t have to decide.
Have a good visit at your parents!
Hi Maya! I know that I need a lot of repetition, just like my children do. Thanks for sharing what God is doing in your life.
I’ll be praying for you as you travel! It’s so much work to get everyone ready to go. lol Have a nice time at your parent’s, at least. 😀
Thanks for your prayers. We made it safely and everyone is happy. I’m glad we made the extra effort to come out.