Friday, January 4, 2008

Don't Worry

"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:31-34 NIV

It is so hard sometimes not to worry about things. Both my husband and I tend to worry about things, usually worrying about things that never come to pass. The good thing is that usually if I'm worried about something - he's not, and vice versa. This way we can at least help each other out a little bit. It's so easy to get caught up in worry, and we can end up getting really stressed out, which isn't good. I know I for one need to worry less and trust God more.
Our worry right now is about finding somewhere to live. Since Seth has graduated, we have to move out of the college apartment where we now live. We have until the end of the month, a date which right now seems to be coming way too quickly. We have been looking for a new apartment, but it has proved to be very difficult. It is hard to find a nice apartment in a safe area at a reasonable price. When each day passes with still no good finds, we seem to get a little more worried. We had found one apartment a few days ago that seemed to be a good possibility, but that door closed last night when the owner called and said they decided to go with the other applicant. We have asked God to open and close doors where He wants, so we have to take that as an indication that it was not what He has for us, but it still is a let down. I am trying hard not to worry too much, and just trust that God knows what we need and will provide for us, but it's hard. And that's not saying that I expect Him to just drop something in our lap. We of course have to do our part - we are doing everything we know to find an apartment. But I know that God has a plan for us, including a place for us to live, and I trust Him to lead us to it. I just pray that He opens a door for us quickly!

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