I worry a lot. I always have. I have gotten a little better about it over the years. I don’t worry about all the small stuff anymore, but when I have bigger things to worry about than normal I almost get lost in my worry. At times it has consumed me. It’s a horrible feeling.
On the way to work/daycare yesterday, the kids and I were listening to the Kingdom Rock VBS cd, and the song Pray About Everything came on. I’ve heard this song a million times, but it really struck me yesterday. Here are some of the lyrics:
Don’t worry about anything
Instead pray about everything
Tell God what you need
Thank God for all He has done
What if every time I am worrying I make the decision to start praying? Would would happen if I really did this? And it hit me that this might just be crazy enough to work! To do the trick for me!
If I really did train myself to start praying any time I start worrying about something, I can see how this could totally change my life and my way of thinking. If I really get into the habit of doing this, I just might be able to let things go!
I heard a quote a few days ago that was something like When you pray about your worries, it is impossible to not feel better.
So I am not going to try to train myself to pray as soon as I start worrying. I’m sure this will be something I have to work on for a really long time. I’m a slow learner when it comes to stuff like this, but I’m going to try to make it happen!