Friends, I worry. I worry a lot. I’m generally a happy person, but I am always thinking about the worst. All the ‘what ifs.’ I have muddled through escape routes from every place I visit on a regular basis. I have bottled water, canned apple sauce, and a flash light permanently stored in our downstairs bathroom. My husband brags that I could hear a cricket sneezing in the basement. (He says I hear every single strange noise in our house.)
The truth is: worry is sin. I know that. I’m working on it. Believe me. Peter and I talk about it regularly. That is a post for another day.
As many of you may know, a great godly woman named Elisabeth Elliot died June 15, 2015. She was the widow of martyred missionary Jim Elliot. If you ever have a chance to read about her, you’ll see God chose to put her through trial after trial. I was reading about her life when she died. She said this:
“While it is perfectly true that some of my worst fears did, in fact, materialize, I see them now as ‘an abyss and mass of mercies,’ appointed and assigned by a loving and merciful Father who sees the end from the beginning. He asks us to trust him.”
Some very wise, faithful, and discerning words.
I need to be reminded of her wise words often. To help me, I did a simple printable. Just a five inch by five inch printable to hang on the side of my refrigerator.
If you are a bit like me…someone with an anxious heart…click below to print it off and maybe you can find some encouragement from her words too.
Enjoy your weekend!