Don’t Let Fear and Worry Steal Your Joy

Fear and Worry Can Steal a Mom’s Joy

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Now, a parent who is not concerned about his/her children is not worthy to be called human! A certain amount of care and worry is not only warranted, but required. This is why I nag my children to brush their teeth and do their schoolwork.

However, there is also a care that is based in fear which comes from a lack of understanding of who God is. If God is in heaven ready to bring the hammer down at any time, then we must cringe in fear and try and keep evil things from happening as much as possible.

This type of fear and worry make the sweetest person crotchety and mean. Patience flies out the door and anger wells up into balls of fiery condemnation under such taskmasters.

How to overcome: Through faith!

If we serve the God of the Bible who tells us to rest securely in His secret hiding place, to believe that He cares for us more than He cares for sparrows or flowers, and Who has sent His Son to die (For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:17), then there is no reason for us to fret and fume over the trifles of life.

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Psalm 127:2

How to do this? By believing and actively rolling all of our care on to Him:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 Peter 5:7

This is something I practice on a regular basis. Whenever I feel some anxiety coming up over any issue, I visualize rolling the weight of it off of myself and onto God, and I feel the relief instantly.

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