Monday, January 17, 2011

Wondering About You...

I’m thinking about YOU today.

Are you anticipating your week? Wondering how you’ll get it all done?

Whether you’ll be able to keep all those appointments?

Whether you’ll have time to prepare all those sit down dinners?

I’m wondering what you’re anxious about today?

Are you thinking that Phil 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything,” is one of those “yeah but,” verses. Yeah but, does anyone really do this? Yeah but, how can God expect me not to be anxious about anything?”

You say, I’m tired of worrying, but I just can’t stop.

God whispers, “You can trust me.”


Stop your worrying and obsessing about things only I have control over.

Don’t be anxious anymore. Don’t you know THIS is my command?

Don’t you believe I can get the job done?

I’ll take care of it. I’ve already written the ending to this story.

Let it go.

Even though you think your problem is big, your issues don’t match up to the cross.

Go play and rejoice in me. Tell everyone about Me. Tell everyone what a great daddy you have--A heavenly daddy that takes the worry away.

When you trust me, I will take your worry and replace it with my peace, my love, my hope, and my joy.

Don’t you know what I want for you?

I want your mind to dwell on things that are excellent, lovely, pure, and praise worthy. Are you doing this right now?

I don’t want you to stare at your problems. That only makes things worse. Dwelling on your problems, glorifies your problems. Dwelling on me, brings glory to MY Name and satisfaction to YOU.

Don’t you remember that with me you can do ALL things (see Phil. 4:13)?

So girls, the next time worry creeps into our day, our week, our month, we’ll say…

“Here’s my problem God. I know you’ll do what’s best. I trust you to handle the big and the small. I WILL allow my worry to shape my prayers, not my fears. I will rejoice over the fact that I gave my worry to you and I don’t have to carry it anymore.”

Because THIS is how our daddy wants His baby girls to live.


  1. Amen! I choose worship instead of worry, our Daddy is a BIG daddy and He can handle ANYTHING! Thank you for this post.

  2. Awesome to consider that our Father is big enough and powerful enough to take it ALL! Not just a portion, but ALL! Thank you for this reminder. LOVE this format/style - it suits you:) Be blessed today, my friend!

  3. Amen! I too, choose worship over worry. We can take our problems to God and leave them there. He is big enough to handle it all and His way is best. Amen!

  4. I will choose to worship instead of worry. Great post! Thank you.

  5. Wonderful post Kelli! It very much reminds me of one of my favorite prayers :

    "God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

    Living one day at a time;
    Enjoying one moment at a time;
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it;
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with Him
    Forever in the next.
    Amen." -Reinhold Niebuhr

    It's a daily struggle, but I also want to choose to give my worries to Him and serve His Will as best as I can.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  6. I was saying I know, I know... but obviously I need the reminder. This week there is a lot on my plate and I have been worrying and giving it over and taking it back for two days now. I need to stop it.


  7. I love the phrase: Dwelling on your problems, glorifies your problems. Dwelling on me, brings glory to MY Name and satisfaction to YOU.

    LOVE that and how true it is!

  8. So many beautiful thoughts! I like this "Tell everyone about Me. Tell everyone what a great daddy you have..." I think when we keep this as one of our goals everyday it helps to keep our priorities straight. To daily ask ourselves...what's really important?

  9. I definitely get myself into the place where my problems seem to gang up on me and overtake me. I'm grateful that I am learning to see the signs and that God has given me a wonderful husband and precious best friend ;)who know just what to say to help me see just how small my issues are compared to just how great our God is. Love you!